Thursday, November 27, 2014
Hello! Mealtime is over and things are calming down here at the Parsimonious House. I have so many things to be thankful for; my family and friends (including lovely people I've "met" through blogging), a comfortable home, love, and laughter. I want to say thank you for reading, thank you for your kind comments, and thank you for joining me in this little excursion I started with my first post back in March of 2013. I also want to share a quick post of my goings on today.
What are your traditions on Thanksgiving? Every Thanksgiving morning, I start off with homemade banana bread for breakfast.
This year, I also made pumpkin. The kiddos, hubby, and I devoured both!
On the menu:
Orange-infused roast duck
Garlic mashed potatoes
Green bean casserole
Artichoke dip and french baguette
Double-baked macaroni and cheese
Asparagus with garlic butter
Mini cheesecake tartlets
Stuffing (in and out of fowl)
Is there something you cook every year without fail? Do you use a recipe book, your own recipes, or those that have been passed down to you from family and friends? My menu is always a combination of all three. Most of my cooking has been passed on to me from family, and I use books to bake; appetizers sometimes come from friends.
At these times, the holidays can be bittersweet. As I basted my turkey, nostalgia stirs and I reminisced my grandmother's cooking; her wise words, her flair, her beauty, and her strength. As I thumbed through the pages of The Joy of Cooking, which was passed down to me from my mother-in law, I thought of her. I know they are blessed and cared for where they are, but they are still missed, so it can be tough. I hope everyone out in bloggersphere had a beautiful day with those you love, and that those passed on are with you and I forever in our hearts. God Bless.
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