Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

 I made a peach pie and 2 pumpkin pies yesterday while watching Gone With The Wind.  I love that movie!!  
 Then this morning we got up early and put the turkey in the oven.  We cook them in a brown paper bag because that's how my mom did it.  They turn out so moist and tasty!  The smell of paper bag and turkey cooking is one of the best smells ever!  Crazy tradition for sure.
 While dinner cooked we looked through the Black Friday ads.  Don't know why I look because there's no way I want to brave the masses at midnight or early morning to find a bargain.  Bleh!
 I was so glad to see the dishes all done and the turkey platter ready to go into hiding for another year.  Gary had to work today so we just had a little dinner before he had to leave for his 2nd job.  Thank goodness he was able to help me cook it.  Actually he does most of the work.  He makes he best sausage stuffing.  I'm happy to have a hot roll, Brussells sprouts with balsamic vinegar, and tons of stuffing!  
I just had a piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream.  I make the whipped cream with a little powdered sugar and Mexican vanilla.  I learned how to make it this way from my mother-in-law.  Another tradition.  Once you've had it you'll never be satisfied with any other type of whipped cream.

I've seen people on Facebook posting what they are thankful for.  It got me thinking over the past year.  I would have to say I'm thankful for my family.  I'm so thankful that the contents of this folder finally led me to find the baby I gave up for adoption 35 years ago.  I've kept the folder close at hand all these years.  It has some pages of my diary, hospital records, and other clues that helped me find Darren.  We've gotten together a few times since July.  I can't express the joy of seeing him interacting with my kids.  The similarities.  The way they all seem to want to know more about each other.  The way his son gets along with my oldest grandson.  It's been comforting to know that he has good parents and family.  It has helped fill a void in my life and added much joy and happiness. 

1 comment:

Lavada said...

Pat and I had Thanksgiving dinner at the club. It was good but there wasn't any brussel sprouts! Just not the same. I've never made them with balsamic vinegar before or whipped cream with powdered sugar. Send me the recipes.