Well my sweet friends, here we are about to celebrate another Thanksgiving day. There's always such excitement the day before, at least for me, knowing that I get to be up early and start cooking a big meal.
It may be overwhelming for some, but for a gal like me who loves being in the kitchen, I can say that it's definitely one of the days I most enjoy. Busy? Of course, but doing something that you truly enjoy can make anything pleasurable right?
I do have to manage my time well so I don't end up having too many things going at once, and this is also where organization comes into play. If I get those two happily synchronized, then it all comes together without a synch.
Today I worked all afternoon baking the pies for tomorrow's meal.
Two Honey Pecan Pies, two Pumpkin Pies and one chocolate pie. And I am thinking that I may just make another Pecan tomorrow and maybe an Apple one too. I'm almost certain that the pies will not last very long between 8 people who really love food :)
This is such a yummy pie, you gotta give it a try. Straight from Miss Kay's kitchen, who if you watch Duck Dynasty you will know exactly who she is. I have the recipe for you on my blog if you want to make it tomorrow :)
A super easy Chocolate Pie. I'm using this recipe. Haven't tried this one before so I can't tell you yet how good it is.
And of course the traditional Pumpkin Pies which I'm sure you all have recipes for.
Aside from getting the pies made today, I also got my turkey brining, and it will be deep fried tomorrow. Here's what's on the menu:
Deep Fried Turkey
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Homemade Cornbread Stuffing
Cranberry Sauce (I don't like it, but my husband and daughter love it)
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
As always, I'll be up bright and early, and will have my coffee pot going while I get to work. So exciting!!!
It's going to be an early night for me, I'm thinking some crocheting by the fire is just the right way to end this day.
So, my dear friends, I leave you with wishes of a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy yourselves, eat lots of yummy foods, and don't sweat the small stuff.
Please remember to enjoy this day for what it is and count your blessings, we all have so much to be thankful for even when we don't think we do.
Much love to you all, blessings from my house to yours,