A very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow to all my U.S. friends! Preparations for a somewhat smaller holiday have been taking place here. Yesterday I made our traditional Apple Cake from the recipe passed down from my Grandmother. Today I baked Pecan Pies (my favorite!) and also cornbread for the stuffing. Tonight, I have a date with some sweet potatoes.
|Peeling apples for cake.|
Tomorrow we will go to my son’s house. We have put much thought into whether or not we go since it is being recommended that you stay home this year. We see my son, Chris occasionally and if there are “covid bubbles” as some describe the small group of people that you do see, my son and his family would be that “bubble” for us. Local authorities are asking that groups be under ten and our group will be. It will be my son, daughter-in-law, two grandchildren and grandson’s girlfriend. Our other son, Sean has decided to not go anywhere so we will deliver some Thanksgiving treats to him afterwards.
We will take all the goodies I have made to Chris’ house for our family dinner. Kristi is making the turkey and many other delicious dishes. She is an excellent cook! I make the stuffing every year because I use a family recipe that my Mother used to make and everyone loves it. I’ll also be bringing the sweet potatoes, Apple Cake, Pecan Pies and a few other treats.
I know Thanksgiving may not be the same for many of us this year because of covid. The important thing to remember is that we each have many things and people to be thankful for in our lives. There are some people I would love to be with that I won’t see but they are still in my life from a distance and I am very, very thankful for them all. I am also thankful for good health for myself and my family. We have a warm home and plenty of food and I am certainly thankful for those things. All of my blog friends are also a blessing to me and I am very grateful for each and every one of you! Happy Thanksgiving!