Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Most of my day was spent in the kitchen, except for a short time when Melanie, the children and I went to Seven Sisters Bake Shop to pick up two Apple pies and two pumpkin rolls. It was a lovely day for a ride in the country. Both children fell sound asleep in the car. Yen on the way there, and Mei-Ling on the way home.
My day started early, making stuffing for the turkey, and thanks to my dear daughter Melissa, I was once again able to make it with Bell Seasoning, a New England must for stuffing. She was kind enough to send me some. I made the sweet potatoes, the green beans, and our favorite
New England Corn pudding, Tonight I made the pumpkin pies and had a workout cutting up two big butternut squash. There is a big pot of them on the stove right now, simmering in maple syrup. In the morning I will roast the turkey, cook the potatoes and make some angel biscuits. If I have time I will fry up some parsnips too. We eat such a typical Yankee meal every Thanksgiving. I love traditions for the holidays, even though it means a lot of cooking goes on for a couple days. Our table will be full of family and friends, but we will all miss not having Melissa and James here with us. Vermont seems so far away at times.
Its time for me to finish up my work and head to bed. A good nights sleep is in order for the busy day tomorrow.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...