No one expects a turkey dinner on a random Sunday at the start of Spring. But, that's just what Bertie and I found at my parents' house this past weekend when we were greeted by the enticing aroma of roasting turkey.
I must say, it was a very nice surprise--all laid out on a vintage table cloth in brilliant, floral tones.
Instead of being a redo of Thanksgiving, my mother had made this a true Springtime feast.
The dressing was a lighter version of the sausage dressing we enjoy at Thanksgiving which was brightened up with fresh Spring corn, cut straight off the cob. Served with fresh asparagus with nuts, this was a celebration of rejuvenation and thanks for new beginnings.
For dessert, we continued the celebration with a lovely, crumb-topped pear coffee cake, full of cinnamon and pear goodness. A dollop of whipped cream infused with Eau de Vie (a fruit-flavored liqueur) was the perfect companion.