Thanksgiving on Saturday went off beautifully! I had such a wonderful day that day. Everything fell into place. Even the wine I ordered up from Margaret River at the last minute arrived just in time. The universe conspired to help me enjoy my favorite holiday. Okay, that's a bit overboard. The heat was a bit oppressive (nearly 100 F!), but we managed to eat outside anyway.
The (bought) turkey was absolutely perfect, meaning I have good reason never to roast one myself while we live here. I even managed to get the drippings from the deli, so I could make gravy (yum!). The side dishes our friends prepared were delicious. The cranberries, though a bit too tart for me, were a big hit. For dessert, I substituted out the traditional pies with some hot weather adaptations. I made spiced sweet potato ice cream (fabulous!) and hubby's favorite pecan squares (so ridiculously unhealthy that we loved the excuse to make them).