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Giving Thanks

We had a lovely family dinner tonight. I am so grateful to have family close so that we can share our love of good food and enjoy hearty laughs when we play silly games.

Here is my plate of turkey, gravy, wild rice dressing, roasted squash, roasted brussels sprouts and cranberry chutney accompanied by a Benzinger Pinot Noir. I made a salad with roasted pears – that was really yummy.

You may have noticed that I have not blogged for some time. I have had a bout of bronchitis and have not been able to do much of anything — have not made it down to my studio at all.

Yesterday, I felt enough better to start some preparations for today’s repast. I made pumpkin pies from a pumpkin that came in my organic farm produce this week.

I microwaved the pumpkin and the shell just slipped off leaving the lovely pulp.

I roasted the pumpkin seeds for snacking.

I had enough filling for two small pies and some on the side.

The pies were enjoyed by everyone.

I am rather exhausted tonight, but thought I should check in.

If it was on your agenda, I hope you had a wonderful day with family and/or friends.

6 Responses to “Giving Thanks”

  1. Kristin L says:

    Lots of family is what I miss most about so many of our celebrations. Your move to be closer to your family seems to have paid off greatly! I wish you and yours a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  2. Diane says:

    Glad you’re feeling better and that you had a lovely dinner with your family. Looks like a great time!

  3. Connie Rose says:

    Glad you had a lovely T’Day despite the week’s bronchitis. Hope it’s a good weekend for you.

  4. Karen Rips says:

    Glad you’re feeling a little better, and glad you had your family around for Thanksgiving

  5. dee says:

    so happy to hear that you are getting better. Your feast looks fab! I stuffed myself at our friends table…delicious.
    Things here remain guarded but quiet for now. Stay well and warm.

  6. Jeannie says:

    Oh Gerrie, I am so sorry you have been ill. Your absence has been noticed, but I was hoping you were off on an adventure. Take care and I hope you are on your road to recovery. Thank you for always being an inspiring presence, for sharing your amazing artwork and for being a fantastic role model for all. Have a restful weekend.