Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving leftovers

25 Nov

Oh…how I love Thanksgiving. It gives me such warm, happy feelings.

We started our day with pecan sticky buns (a family tradition) and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The best part of the parade was the dancing dudes, also known as the 610 Stompers. They were awesome.

Dinner went off without a hitch. And it was darn tasty. Here are the most delicious recipes:

Pecan Sticky Buns from Simply Recipes

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole by Alton Brown

Pumpkin Pie by Paula Deen

I tried to take some photos of the food but it turns out that food photography is tricky. It’s hard to make turkey look delicious and not sinewy. Sorry you couldn’t share in the nummy-ness.

Just to give you a heads up, I’m going to skip a day of posting. We’re headed up to our place in Michigan tomorrow and will be without internet for 24 hours. I’ll be back on Sunday.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

24 Nov

The pies are all baked (yay Pie Day!) but I’m still busy cooking in the kitchen. No time to post much today but I’ll fill you in on all the details tomorrow.

Happy eating and happy Thanksgiving everyone! Cheers!

 

Happy Pie Day!

23 Nov

Okay…I made that up…Pie Day. To me, though, the day before Thanksgiving is an unofficial holiday. It deserves a name. So I made one up and I call it Pie Day because this is the day that all the pies and goodies are baked for the bigger, officially recognized holiday. While others might focus on the hassle of traveling and last minute turkey shopping, I’m choosing to focus on the joyful aspect of Thanksgiving Eve. I’m choosing to focus on the pie.

Here are a few reasons why Pie Day deserves more attention:

1. Pie Day has its own traditions. In our house, my mom always baked a pumpkin pie and a chocolate pecan pie for Thanksgiving. The day before, she would make the crust from scratch (!) and I remember her trimming and crimping the pie edges just so. She’d use the leftover crust dough to make little pie crust cookies with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. It was the same thing every, single year. Now that I’m cooking my own Thanksgiving dinner, I can’t celebrate the holiday without those pies. I could choose other pies but I don’t. I love them.

See…tradition!

2. Pie Day is about love. This is the day when everyone comes home, when everyone starts to come together in their pie-scented homes. People start to gather in the kitchen. The holiday anticipation starts to build and everyone becomes a little happier, a little softer.

See…love!

3. Pie Day is a heck of a lot of fun. Pour a glass of wine, set out some yummy snacks, turn on some music, and bake up a storm. It’s an enjoyable process.

See…fun!

Pie Day is a day to be recognized and it’s something that we need. If you feel up to it, read this post about a girl with very grand ideas. It’s the right attitude. It’s inspiring. So let’s follow her lead. We need to celebrate more often. Let’s make extra holidays. Happy Pie Day!

Day 11, check!