It is a delightful, quiet moment of the day as I finish preparing for our Thanksgiving feast. Olga and Eddie and friends are in town working on a photography project. Steve has gone to Denver to pick up Russell at the airport. Grandma Jo will not arrive until later this afternoon. Russell arrives at airport by 1:30 P.M., so they will not be back here until about 5:00; which means we will be eating later than we do traditionally. Here I sit, my meal almost ready, and a few free hours to blog; not a usual Thanksgiving Day occurrence, but a sweet and restful occupation for me to put my feet up. I am thankful to my Lord for His bounty and His blessings in our life. How wonderful to have a holiday to express these things as a family. Our Puritan Fathers and Mothers Left us a wonderful legacy and example.
Each year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, among my favorite things, are planning my food and looking at all the favorite recipes. They are in themselves a memory of years gone by. The recipes from my Mother, Grandmother, Mother in law and friends, are treasures in themselves, and everyone in the family has strong feelings about which ones are their favorites, and ought to be served. I also love pulling out my Mom's silver, and my Grandmother's dishes. I usually set the table first thing in the morning after I get the turkey in the oven, that way I can enjoy the process of table setting, which is my favorite part of the preparations.. and serves my creative cravings for the day. If I wait until later in the day to set the table, I am usually too tired, and loose my enthusiasm.
This year I had the delight of including my friend Anne ( homeschoolonthecroft.blogspot.com ) in my memory making, by wearing the apron she sent to me.
I was the only one at home, and couldn't get a picture of myself in the apron very easily, so here it is on the mannequin.
Isn't it so cute with those Scottish Sheep?
The sheep in their "Wellies".
Granny Florence's dishes and Mom's silver
Place cards to direct everyone to their seat.
Blueberry Sour Cream Pie (a recipe of a friend of mine)
Cream Peach Pie (My Mother in Law's Recipe)
Look who just arrived home
Its been quite a few months since he has had some home cooking.
Olga and Aseel (friend from school)
I think Eddie missed Russell more than he thought he would.
Steve with his Mom (aka Grandma Jo)
Hope all of you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
Many Blessings to you all.