Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pumpkins and Pies and Cheesecakes, Oh My!

I took this picture on a recent walk through the 100 Acre Wood. The one little berry poking out caught my eye. We’re getting ready for all the Thanksgiving festivities today. Growing up, I remember having huge Thanksgiving gatherings with my cousins down in Lakeland, usually at my Great Aunt Margaret’s house. We lost Aunt Margaret shortly before Mom died, so since then our Thanksgivings have been more on intimate side, which suits me just fine. It’ll just be me, DH and the girls along with DH’s brother, Pops, and Pops’ lady friend (hours of prep for 20 minutes of eating and all day spent watching football….that’s the best part for us). As I write, I have a Key Lime Pound Cake in the oven and I’m getting ready to make a Pumpkin Cheesecake. The girl with the sweet tooth is responsible for the desserts! My only other responsibility is my mom’s world famous Potato Casserole. DH is taking care of the ribs (instead of turkey), green beans and squash casserole. The Thanksgiving post I wrote last year is still one of my all-time favorite posts, so if you haven’t read it, I’ll share it with you again here. Enjoy your holiday, however you choose to spend it!

3 comments:

Gina Lee Kim said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family Kelly! Boy, am I grateful for you...

p.s. Down the line, let me know if you ever need a watercolor instructor at your dream retreat. (like I *need* an excuse to see you in Florida...ha)!

cath c said...

happy thanksgiving, kelly and family. we're on the quiet side, too this year. well, as quiet as we 6 can be. ;)

Kelly said...

Thanks Cathy and Gina! And Gina, I've LOVE for you to come down to the Purple Cottage! :-)