T’was another day full of many things to be thankful for…
I ended up spending the majority of the afternoon baking in the kitchen with my mom. Between the two of us, we made three pies and two tarts – that’s a lot of flour & sugar. I did not get around to climbing into the attic to unveil the boxes of Christmas decorations, but since my travel plans have changed, I’ll be able to conquer that task activity this weekend.
Back to the baking. Check out my mother’s lovely pies (she’s done this once or twice):
Our usual Thanksgiving group was thinned out this year (just 10 of us), but there was still enough food to feed an army.
I enjoyed a glass of homemade apple juice (really, everything is homemade in this family) as a pre-dinner “spirit”:
It’s tradition to have a green salad as a starter. This year was no different:
Can’t forget about the homemade rolls. I managed to contain myself to just one this year:
Satsuma place “cards” are another commonality in our family:
My plate…yep, just one : )
- Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Winter Squash, Beets & Garlic
- Broccoli with Parmesan
- Cranberry Sauce
I couldn’t get enough of my aunt’s amazing veggies!
I often forget what I have to be thankful for, taking too much for granted. Today I was reminded about the things I am thankful for:
my mother, my father, my brother, family, supportive friends, running, clean air, education, my health and the health of my family, delicious food, a warm house, coffee, old pictures, sunshine, mornings, rain, hugs & laughter…
Hope you all were able to share the day with those you love.