Sunday, November 22, 2009

** Our Family Thanksgiving -- Yesterday **

We've been having our family Thanksgiving the Saturday or Sunday before the actual Turkey Day for a few years. It works out great and nobody has to leave early to go somewhere else to eat again!

I love the aroma of the turkey roasting in the oven. I provide some of the side dishes, and my three daughters-in-law always bring the rest of the usual goodies. Most years, I bake a pumpkin pie or two the day before, but have been known to just buy them at the last minute because I've run out of time, energy or ambition!

This year I decided to really do some baking and have had a wonderful time. Earlier in the week, I baked 1 apple pie and 2 pumpkin pies, and kept them in the freezer. I also saw a picture in a magazine of an adorable "pumpkin" cake, which I tried to  replicate. (The photo is MY cake, not the one in the magazine, but I must say, I didn't do too bad of a job, considering that cake decorating is definitely not my forte'.)

The day was perfect! Gorgeous weather, great food & our wonderful family! Everyone was here, except for Todd who wasn't home from college this weekend. We do hope to see him when he's home, later this week, though!

* There was one minor food "mishap"......I haven't made homemade mashed potatoes in years, and after yesterday, I can guarantee that someone else will offer to bring them from now on. *

Hey, that's one way to get out of preparing something you don't enjoy doing, nor are any good at! ;-)

6 comments:

  1. Oh, you are so mean not to tell us what happened to the potatoes!!! Clearly the cake didn't have any mishaps, though...so clever and beautiful!

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  2. Well Happy Early Thanksgiving! It sure helps when people don't have to race around making various stops on the big day with a side dish in one hand and bottle of bicarb in the other!

    Enjoyed meeting you at the library!

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  3. Thanks for the comments! And I'm so glad I got to meet you, too, K9friend!

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  4. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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    參觀,Thanks

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