Rick came home with me for Thanksgiving and thus was given the initiation rite task of assembling the relish plate. He knocked it out of the park. Most people fumble a bit thinking to themselves, ok, where’s the relish and why would I put out relish at Thanksgiving and why on a plate. But not Rick, he responded immediately with, “OK! How do I do that?” See the thing is that in our family (and apparently others in the area of Ohio where my parents grew up, but not at all in any family of any non-relative that I’ve ever met) a relish plate is synonymous with a vegetable platter. Specifically carrots, celery and olives.
Mom made poultry seasoning and flour dredged seitan again this year, my favorite! And my brother and his wife added the portabello mushrooms back in to tradition. I am super thankful to have such an awesome and supportive family that also happens to be full of such good cooks!