How are you on this first Sunday in November? Have you planned your Thanksgiving Day menu? Maybe you are traveling to another home for the holiday meal?
I will be cooking and baking the entire traditional Thanksgiving Day meal by myself, there will be 4 of us eating. I look forward to this big day! The hardest part is making sure everything is warm and ready to serve at the same time. I will start baking pies and 2 pans of cornbread (needed for southern style dressing) the day before Thanksgiving. During all of the preparing and cooking and baking, I often think of my mother. Mother died of end stage Alzheimer's in early 2008, the last Thanksgiving Day meal she was able to cook was in 1993. Interesting what memories we have that are associated with food, especially during the holidays.
What foods do you eat or bake during the holidays that are extra special because of the special memory that they hold?
I have been playing catch up with Christian fiction and non-fiction books. I am making a big dent in my to be read stack. Some of these books have been in the stack for a few years. I am determined to either read and review them, or donate them.
The books that I'm reading for this blog are:
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
My copy of Cranford was purchased at an estate sale, the copyright on this edition is 1916--and in excellent condition!