First Thanksgiving Chez Paul

(L-R) Ken, Roy, Bret (Click picture to enlarge)

Three friends joined me for Thanksgiving dinner, the first Thanksgiving Chez Paul. Ken is an old friend from HP days, Roy is a new friend and Ken's neighbor, and Bret is an old friend from Vancouver who has been staying a few days, taking refuge from the cold and wet of Vancouver.


  • Roquefort terrine with crackers and champagne
  • Ojai roast turkey with rosemary, lemon, and garlic
  • Country sausage and sage dressing
  • Roasted spiced sweet potatos
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Warm green bean and walnut salad
  • Madeira carrots
  • Brussel sprouts with shallots and mustard seeds
  • Cranberry and apple relish
  • Pumpkin pie with whipped cream
click picture to enlarge Shopping complete! Obviously there's enough food for a small army. (Click picture to enlarge)
click picture to enlarge The turkey, ready to go in the oven, with a lemon stuffed up its butt. (Click picture to enlarge)