We all know that to express gratitude for the relationships
& cushy blessings we have is usually a giant understatement,
so I will let it just continue to be obvious that I have the BEST family in the world and I'm glad.
I like where I live, what I know, what I have, what I've learned, it's nice to be healthy.
Really, I'm grateful for these things every day, so is it okay that on Thanksgiving, although I revel in the former, for me it's all about...
I collect recipes weeks in advance and dream about them all the while feeling especially grateful for access to a huge variety of relatively inexpensive ingredients.
Here is our traditional spread at Gma K's- the 1/3 times a year the china & silver are put to work
(do people still put these things on their wedding registries?
It is a treat to eat off of fancy dinnerware, but incredibly useless the rest of the time):
Curried Brussels Sprouts Coriander Cauliflower Sweet Potatoes in a Buttery-Lime Syrup
This is my favorite cranberry relish (with green apple and orange).
We have it every year, but I never get sick of looking at it:
The regular pies were around, but my mom makes the best trifle and it tops them all!
(She always does everything from scratch, including the butterscotch pudding
which I am certain would include a dollop of scrambled eggs if I made it myself)-
This one: Gingerbread & Pumpkin Creme!