My FIRST unrainy sunset this trip ...
It was MY choice to leave Oregon before the holiday as airfares were a LOT less expensive. I procrastinated contacting Maui friends to try to get included in their plans. Friends flocked over on holidays the year that Mr. Ralph died. I didn't think to invite folks over to Maui this year.
Going out for a dinner or buffet for $$$$$ didn't grab my attention. So I cooked for just one. I lit candles (well, turned on my flickering battery operated ones). Weds afternoon I made Ree Drummond's three bread dressing (even made my own corn bread!) I bought a 3/4 inch slice of Primo deli turkey and let it sit in my homemade mushroom gravy overnight (made fresh stock from my Costco chicken carcass). Right before dinner I tossed a green salad with fresh dressing and roasted my ten Brussels sprouts with walnuts. All accompanied by Prosecco! It was fabulous! And so selfish to only make MY favorite things.
Lucky for me, my local grocery had half of a pumpkin pie. So far, just one piece missing .... and I ate that for lunch! Dessert first!!
P.S. I had enough turkey, stuffing and gravy for FOUR more meals!!!