Thanksgiving is just around the corner and so is tomorrow’s arrival of my grandchildren. I love, love, love this time with them, but not much else will get done. So in advance of Thanksgiving Day, 2015, I am reposting memories from a few years ago.
This was a wonderful Thanksgiving day. As in several past years, we celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends across the state, at the home of our son-in-law’s mother. Always the gracious hostess and host and always fabulous cooks, Carol and her husband, Alan, prepare most of the traditional food. The menu included roast turkey and pork loin, mashed potatoes, two gravies, and several sides, while the extended family guests bring desserts and more sides. The desserts filled the entire table in the breakfast room. With the exception of yours truly and my daughter (who studied the culinary arts from me), they are all fabulous cooks.
Late Wednesday night after my lemon pound cake was baked and my other dishes were prepped– stuffed baked pumpkin, garlic green beans and corn pudding–I sewed. Embroidered dishtowels are my standard Thanksgiving day hostess gift. The brown gingham-bordered towels are from AllAboutBlanks and the designs are a combination of files. The fall leaf spray is from Kreations by Kara Autumn Wreaths (a GORGEOUS collection) and the text and pumpkins were added with my Brother PE-Design. Continue reading