I'm doing a very speedy blog post this morning about Thanksgiving, mainly because there was a bit of back and forth on Twitter yesterday with some other fellow Americans about the stuffing I make each year.
So, I'm up early and thought I'd quickly scan some images from my book At Home in Nantucket (sorry this was before digital so had to scan!) and this amazing home which we set up for Thanksgiving- at the end it include the recipe!
Nantucket is famous for it's beautiful lightship baskets but this one was actually made by the home owner Susan Boardman.The dining table is a beautiful English 18th century piece.
The napkin holders here are old gypsy clothes pins and the plates and bowls are a beautiful woven design based on the Nantucket lightship baskets.
The recipe for my stuffing is above. I do mix it up a bit each year- sometimes I do celery instead of fennel and this year I made my own bread cubes because I found it does not work as well with bread crumbs as are so commonly used here in Ireland. I miss the bags of croutons that you can get in the bagfuls in America although I expect they are loaded with horrible preservatives so I'm anxious to see how it turns out this year. I'll try to take some photos of the preparation.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone - have a wonderful day.