Home for Thanksgiving

Patrick really spoiled me this past Thanksgiving as he chose to stay here. It was such a joy to be able to celebrate together. And I think he was pleasantly surprised with his choice since the weather was fantastic! We drove home in short sleeves. We were able to spend three days at home--whoa! Of course Granny prepared our wonderful Thanksgiving meal but Mom hosted us for dinner on Wednesday and had an equally delicious meal. Be on the lookout for more info on Thanksgiving because Patrick made a pumpkin pie.

Here's Mom's spread:

The pork tenderloin was sliced thin and marinated in a soy sauce and powdered ginger mixture then grilled.
Patrick and I supplied the acorn squash from our CSA. We roasted it with a little brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. This was in the oven with the fruit dish that follows.
Hot Fruit Compote recipe
    1 - 20oz can pineapple chunks, 1 - 16 oz can peach slices, 1 - 16oz can pear slices, 1 - 11oz can mandarin oranges (all fruit drained), 1/4 cup margarine or butter, 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 tbs lemon juice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg.
   Heat oven to 375F. Arrange all fruit in 9x13 baking dish. In small sauce pan over medium heat, combine all remaining ingredients. Heat and stir until brown sugar is dissolved and margarine is melted. Pour over fruit. Bake for 25 minutes or until fruit is thoroughly heated. Garnish with maraschino cherries (if you like them). Serves 8.
And finally steamed broccoli!

Doesn't Mom have the cutest Thanksgiving decoration?
I'm thankful for really awesome parents!

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