It appears we are starting a new tradition. A certain wee girl wanted to spend the night so she could help cook. So off to the kitchen we went, a stool, a small rolling pin and lots of careful attention. Mei-Ling loves to cook and bake with me and I love having her beside me learning, just as her mother and auntie did at her age. Family recipes and traditions being passed along to another generation. Recipes of my great grandmothers and on down the line. I suspect these recipes were handed down to my great grandmother from her mother and beyond. There is something comforting, a deep bond with the past at times like this, and I love it.
Tonight, Mei-Ling had her first experience in marbling a cake and she did a great job. We made a Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Cake for tomorrow and of course we made our traditional Apple Pies. Casseroles ready to be baked tomorrow and the turkey too, complete with a fig and sweet onion glaze. Life is good and we have much to be Thankful for on this special time of the year. God is very good indeed !