Among which is home-made pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with Aunt Edna's Spiced Pecan Recipe (...to be shared later...)
Enjoyed sharing the holiday this year with my grand-daughters and their Mom (Tanya) and Chris and The Leprechaun (Tina)...as well as James and Nicole (by phone)...and how very pleased she was to have James home for the holiday :) and Lennon (Skyped in with his holiday ham)
And a wonderful time had by all!
The girls enjoyed Grandma Rose time...and getting to talk with Dad and Uncle Lennon and seeing Uncle Chris. And I loved having everyone for the holiday :)
We listened Christmas songs by Chris (on violin and guitar)...and Coloring and Grandma Fridge Art and a couple of Thanksgiving books I picked up earlier in the week at my library.
And The Feast, of course. We still have leftovers...realizing this morning as I enjoyed another piece of pumpkin pie...and Tina attacked the leftover devilled eggs (...hey...don't judge me...they're eggs...it's breakfast...people eat eggs for breakfast..right?) and Chris circled the honey BBQ-ed pork, vulture-like. Tucker settling in to a bowl of whipped cream licking his whiskers...and all is right with the world!
Looking forward to seeing Donna and the boys in mid-December for an early Christmas :) Donna send me Thanksgiving pix and "Hello" from the boys, as well! Can't wait to see all of you!
They are all getting so big!
Oh...and a new term made up on-the-spot for the Thanksgiving/Hannukah cross-over this year.
This week's book an e-book written by a wonderful funny friend of mine (Sal) and just released...
The Day God Spoke To Me: The Miracle that brought a Jew to Jesus
by Sal Duenas
A warm wonderful spiritual journey of the soul. A story detailing one man's search for The Truth. Sal, I LOVED this book. Of course, I "heard" the whole book in your voice...making it even better! Sometimes you will laugh till you cry. And sometimes you will just cry. Excellent, thought-provoking book, guy!
So...back to today. FOCUS. And clearing away the Fall decor and beginning the Christmas decorating...and for god's sake somebody toss those poor pathetic half-frozen pumpkins into the compost box!
And it is easy to get in a deck-the-halls mindset today...it's 15 degrees outside! If there were snowflakes falling it would be perfect.
Aunt Edna's Mississippi Spiced Pecan Recipe
(...Aunt Edna...long since passed on...always made a huge batch of these for the Holidays...)
Three Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon of water
2 pinches of Ground Cinnamon
1 cup Pecan Halves
Add all to a shallow non-stick skillet over medium heat stirring constantly until sugar begins to caramelize...then add a pinch more white sugar for sanding and stir. Remove and let cool. Break apart.
Good to add as a garnish to desserts...or just to nibble by themselves.
I'm off to redecorate :)