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!

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