The best laid plans …
I thought I was going to be sharing blog after blog this week. We celebrated Thanksgiving a few days early this year. Our boys were available for the weekend as were their girlfriends, my father-in-law, and my mom. When you can get everyone together, you celebrate!
As a bonus, I thought I could take tons of pictures of the feast in process and share recipes and tips this week. Anyone looking for tried-and-true recipes would have them at their fingertips. Great plan, right?
It would have been if I had taken any pictures.
It all turned out so well too! Our menu included:
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Sweet Potato Casserole
Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce
Green Bean Casserole
Multi-grain Rolls and Sourdough Bread
I am sorry I can’t share a blog for each one of these delicious dishes (at least this year). I can, however, give you the recipe for the star of the show:
traditional Pumpkin pie
To buy or make the crust
Of course you don’t have to make the crust for this pie from scratch. You can use your favorite store-bought crust. However, if you trust me to give you a winning pie recipe, you can trust me to give you a winning pie crust recipe too. This is that recipe: Never Fail Pie Crust.
To be honest, I don’t typically buy organic canned pumpkin. Full disclosure? I bought it because the label was adorable. Yep, I thought far enough ahead to buy a cute can of pumpkin but failed to take pictures of the actual work. My consolation is that the meal turned out wonderful and delicious on all accounts. If I had taken time to document the process as I had intended, who knows what I would have messed up!
So instead of focussing on what went wrong, I will give thanks to God for:
recipes handed down from generation to generation
dishes and pans washed by my mom
the encouragement of each of you who has taken the time to read my posts.