It’s Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday of the year. What’s not to love about a holiday that celebrates all that we have by stuffing our faces? Seriously, though, I love Thanksgiving because it’s steeped in tradition and family and food and love. And pie.
Speaking of pie, yesterday I made 5 pies. There will be 9 people for dinner at my friend Lois’ house. Let me repeat: 5 pies. 9 people. That’s a pretty good pie to person ratio, in my world. So what did I make? Chocolate Cream, Cranberry Pecan, Pumpkin, Mincemeat and Apple.
I’m particularly proud of that apple, I can tell you that. My idea came from here and Dale helped me by designing and cutting out the trunk and branches. I used Wilton Food Coloring Paste on 3 little blobs of pie dough and then cut out the leaves with a tiny leaf shaped cookie cutter from Williams Sonoma. I attached them to the pie with a bit of egg wash and then sprinkled the whole thing with Wilton Sparkling Sugar. It took some extra time but it’s a showstopper.
I also made Bourbon Cranberry Sauce and Cranberry Cake for Dale to share as he goes pheasant hunting this morning, a Thanksgiving tradition for the men in our family. As for me, my morning will be spent with a piece of that cranberry cake, a bit of glogg and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year I’ll be starting a new tradition while I watch: Jimmy Fallon’s Thanksgiving Parade Bingo.
And so, let me take this moment to wish all of you a wonderful and very happy Thanksgiving. Whether your feast is big or small, may you be filled with joy and contentment and love as you give thanks for all of your blessings.