Tuesday, November 24, 2009


We've had a couple beautiful, clear fall days that had us outside in the brisk air playing with leaves and wheelbarrows. Thanksgiving is almost here.

I'm really looking forward to it this year for many reasons, not the least of which is that I have a keen sense of appreciation for a holiday whose act of celebration consists of spending the day together in the kitchen making wonderful food to share with friends and family.

This year we'll be at my parents' joined by Jeff's mom and sister and our friend Raquel. The menu is long stretching from rolls and pomegranate+orange slaw through turkey and all kinds of vegetables prepared all sorts of ways to multiple desserts. I'm ready for the long walk around the neighborhood this meal will require.

We're responsible for one version of cranberry sauce (Raquel's also bringing some,) brussel sprouts (which will be roasted the day-of,) and a pecan pie. Now, I sort of cheated there, but I also hope I did good. We've got some family friends down in Houston where I lived until I was eight. They agreed to a trade of a box of Oregon hazelnuts for a pecan pie from Goode Company Barbeque and were willing to try to get it to us for Thanksgiving. Well, the pie arrived and I can't wait to cut into it.

So here's wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving, happy feasting, and sharing the day(s) with family and friends wherever you are. And here's thanking you for visiting this space whenever you do, reading, and commenting when you feel so inclined. I really do enjoy sharing and recording these bits of my life here.

1 comment:

hat said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Rebbeca! The blue sky sure has been dazzling. JC "gave" me a blog for Christmas (but he gave it to me on Thanksgiving because he could not wait! :) WWW.morespillsmorethrills.blogspot.com It is really for family at this point but come give me tips!