Given the recent events in Paris and around (including Brussels), I feel this year was indeed the year when I felt grateful for all my friends and family, both near and afar, both those I see on an everyday basis but also the ones I see less often: I know they are there beside me, either physically or in spirit. I'm never alone in the world. And for that, I'm ever so grateful!
Onto the festivities: also customary is the tradition of potluck: the burden does not have to fall all on the hosts - especially when a large group of people is gathered, every little contribution makes up for a festive table indeed!
My task for this year - a green bean casserole:
3 tbsp butter