We’re celebrating Thanksgiving early, with the help of Heinen’s Grocery and photographer Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish.  One of the things most evident from Sally’s stunning food photography is that her culinary skills are matched by her gift for impeccable presentation. Sally makes each dish look like a work of art and – when it comes to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner this week – I want what Sally’s having!  Or at least I’d love to bring one dish to the table inspired by Sally’s ability to celebrate the elegance of simple ingredients.

Table and Dish Celebrates a Heinen's Grocery Thanksgiving - Photo by Sally Roeckell

Table and Dish Celebrates a Heinen’s Grocery Thanksgiving – Photo by Sally Roeckell

So here’s what Thanksgiving looks like at the Roeckell ala Table and Dish, starring the freshest ingredients found year-round at Barrington’s own Heinen’s Grocery.

A Table and Dish Thanksgiving

by Sally Roeckell, Barrington photographer and creator of TableAndDish.com

Thanksgiving will be a bit different in our house this year. On Thanksgiving Day my son Mark will be recuperating from kidney surgery at Lurie Children’s Hospital. We have so much to be thankful for. We live in a community with some of the country’s best doctors and we are blessed to be able to choose them. Mark will be well cared for but will miss the big feast, gathered friends and crazy board games usually associated with Thanksgiving.  So this week, Mark helped me make Thanksgiving dinner early so our family could enjoy the feast in advance.

Table and Dish Celebrates a Heinen's Thanksgiving - Photo by Sally Roeckell

Table and Dish Celebrates a Heinen’s Thanksgiving – Photo by Sally Roeckell

As Mark and I made our Thanksgiving dishes, we photographed a few of our favorite parts of the meal. I understand from some of my friends that preparing a Turkey is still a mystery or a daunting task. The truth is that it couldn’t be easier. We have one large oven so, in order to fit all the dishes that accompany the bird on the table, we cook the Turkey out side on our 19 year old Weber grill. It’s been the most reliable purchase of our 20 year marriage and it never fails us. (Unless my oldest son leaves the gas on after the last time he used it and the tank is empty when you need it…I’m just sayin.)

Table and Dish Celebrates a Heinen's Thanksgiving - Photo by Sally Roeckell

Table and Dish Celebrates a Heinen’s Thanksgiving – Photo by Sally Roeckell

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