I was closing up the school garden yesterday, and look what I found. Actual carrots! Remember how I said the deer kept eating the carrot tops all the way down to the ground? Well, I guess they missed a few. Or maybe the deer finally moved on to different pastures.
With yesterday's amazingly warm weather (mid-sixties) and today's projected snow, I finally put all the tools and hoses away, pulled out the signs and stakes, ripped out and composted the dead annuals, and harvested the remaining herbs and veggies.
I planted some of this summer's hardneck garlic cloves and covered them with straw. Hopefully it's not too late for that.
And so now it's time to give thanks: to the school administration and PTO for their support of the garden, to the volunteers and custodians for keeping it growing over the summer, to the kids for always giving me something to smile about, and to the garden itself for teaching me so much.
Here's what I'll be making for tomorrow's feast.
It's essentially a root vegetable casserole with cheddar biscuits on top, but that doesn't even begin to describe how delicious it is. The recipe is here. Below are a few other things that look good for the holiday table:
Star Anise Cranberry Sauce from The Spice Train
Pear and Almond Cream Cheese Pie from Fiddle and Spoon
Shingled Brandy Apple Pie from Licking the Plate
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!