Today is a very busy day for me…much to busy to even step out into the garden.
But, all my plants are happy – especially since the drenching rain they received over the weekend.
Every year, Thanksgiving is usually held at my house and I can often be seen this time of year running around, trying not to stress about how nice the tables look, whether or not I need to polish the silverware since it only comes out once a year.
Of course all that keeps me busy in addition to the cooking.
However, yesterday something happened that put a wrench into our Thanksgiving plans…my son got sick. He has a ‘croupy’ sounding cough. The doctor said that it isn’t croup because he just had his shots 6 weeks ago. But, he is contagious.
So, we are having our Thanksgiving meal at my oldest daughter’s house. Of course, I will still be making everything at our house and then driving it over to her house just 5 minutes away.
You would think that my son’s illness would stress me even more. But, other then a horrible cough and scratchy throat – he is okay. AND now I don’t have to clean my house, polish the silverware or set out my special dishes.
All I need to do is cook 🙂
In our family we do a potluck for Thanksgiving where each family brings something. My mother-in-law makes delicious stuffing. My sister-in-law brings her green bean casserole and my daughter braves the crowds at Costco for their famous pumpkin pies.
I am in charge of the turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls and making pumpkin bread.
Now this is no ordinary pumpkin bread. It is quite seriously the best that I have ever had.
The recipe came from my pre-school’s cookbook – so it is old, like me 😉
This pumpkin bread has made its appearance every year at Thanksgiving and sometimes at Christmas. I make 6 small loaves of it.
I can’t tell you how often I am asked for the recipe. It is very easy to make.
So, because you are such wonderful people for taking a little time out of your day to read what I have to say, I am going to share with you this special recipe…
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
I wish for you all a very special Thanksgiving!