We had our first Edinburgh-based Thanksgiving last night, a little early but very sweet. Since we’ll be away next weekend, and one of us didn’t arrive back until late yesterday afternoon from a quick visit to do some belly-laughing with his nephew, we decided to skip right to the good stuff this year.
Friends were asked to bring a pie (sweet, must be specified) or drink to share. We prepared my childhood Thanksgiving favorites (my grandmother’s pumpkin pie, with pumpkin we roasted a few weeks ago, and her very cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg-y apple pie, both with her crust recipe). In perfect potluck form, these were joined by: a pear and almond pie (tart? who decides?), Canadian maple cookies, toffee and white chocolate loaf, rhubarb pie, a pumpkin pie and bars of chocolate.
Almost everyone went home with leftovers, and we had a chance to bring out some of the beautiful gifts that we’ve been thankful to receive over the past few years (silver, trivets, Egyptian tablecloth).
All around, it was a wonderful Thanksgiving gathering. I’ll be looking forward to hearing about yours on Thursday!