Good friends, a loving family, fabulous food, and most of all, love. 

The pictures from Thanksgiving are a little late in coming, but sometimes that’s a good thing. When I’m looking through them so many months later, I’m always reminded of what a wonderful thing it is to be able to wine and dine in the company of loved ones and friends. It’s a privilege we often take for granted – the simple ability to share a meal with your nearest and dearest, to laugh and to love and share sweet conversations.

I am even more thankful to have friends and loved ones who put in time, effort, and love, into cooking up such sumptuous dishes to be shared at the table – Charm’s thinly sliced slivers of potato made an incredible gratin, Rach’s sweet potato casserole which took 3 tries to get perfect, Ling’s delicious warm artichoke dip was a riot of flavours, Rui’s decadent homemade flourless chocolate cake, Drea’s ever amazing lemon meringue pie has become a staple at my table, Dawn’s PSOC never fails to impress, Xun’s buttermilk biscuits and quiche lorraine from scratch, Jamie’s secret recipe made greenbeans amazing, Mig’s crazy Hello Kitty shaped sandwiches, Hayl’s blueberry+lemon trifle, Charmian’s light and fluffy tiramisu, and who could forget Navin’s take on an old classic – Sangria, and so many more!

But beyond all that good food and fine wine, it’s the company that makes the meal amazing. I’m thankful that in 2011, I had the pleasure of sharing a meal with so many of you, many times over.

Here’s to many more meals together in 2012.

All these amazing pictures were captured by the incredibly talented DGT.