Thanksgiving

October 19, 2009

Olive: We’re Canadians and last week was all about filling our grateful tummies with Thanksgiving food. The autumn air has turned chilly and heating the oven is a treat.  Abundant apples turn into pie.

Fresh from the farm.

Fresh from the farm.

To top off the holiday weekend, Olive made simple chocolate chip cookies which satisfied the basic requirements of the family.  We always use the tried and true recipe on the back of the Chipits package.

Perfect ratio of chocolate to dough.  Mmmmm.

Perfect ratio of chocolate to dough. Mmmmm.

Ada: Everything is getting cooler now, which I love. Coffee in the morning seems even that much more delicious.

dreamy stovetop coffee

dreamy stovetop coffee

I signed myself up for Turkey Duty this year because I miss the traditional supper that we used to eat out West. The Italian family I’m now a part of makes a mean Sunday lunch, but not quite the kind Gramma used to make, you know? Thanksgiving is such a meaningful holiday for me too, so with the help of Mother-in-laws fresh-from-the-garden herbs and vegetables, the traditional recipes running both ovens, and co-operative sous-chefs, everything came out golden! A feast and family get-together we were all thankful for.

Homegrown celery for turkey stuffing

Homegrown celery for turkey stuffing

delicious pumpkin pie, using my new favorite recipe from Nancy

delicious pumpkin pie, using my new favorite recipe from Nancy

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