What a great Thanksgiving Day and Dinner we had! Robin made this chocolate turkey and it turned out great. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this celebration: Robin, Chris, Madison, Sophia, Mac, Marnie, Margaret and Buddy. Our blessings are many!
– Iroquois Prayer, adapted
We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness, and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.
Here are some photos from our Celebration.
Robin and Chris making the fresh Cranberry.
Robin and Chris setting up the wines.
The dinner wines:
1990 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne (not pictured), Backyard Bubbly (not pictured), 1989 Swan Zinfandel, 1976 Ravenswood Zinfandel Polsen Vineyards, 1976 Ravenswood Zinfandel Vogensen Vineyards, Rex-Goliath Pinot Noir, 2006 Kestrel Late Harvest Chardonnay (not pictured) and 2010 Ravenswood Zinfandel Suite. Great selections! The two 1976 Ravenswood wines were the first releases of Ravenswood wines that Robin and Joel Peterson made. (Robin helped to start Ravenswood Winery)
Mac, Marnie (holding the chocolate turkey) and our friend Margaret.
Robin, Chris, Madison and Sophia.
So there you have our day and what a great day it was. We do hope yours was as good. Cheers! The full menu is posted on the previous blog post.