Thursday, November 29, 2012
We had a beautiful day to give thanks in Atlanta, Georgia. It was sunny and mild with the smell of falling leaves in the air. We all gathered at my wonderful in-law's home and feasted on good ol' homemade food. I had this cozy vision of curling up with the kids that were there and reading this book to them while they sat and quietly listened, but um, yeah, that didn't come about. They were too busy whoopin it up outside. Which was also good. *Pop* (that was my vision)
I baked a pie! It looks pretty doesn't it? Too bad it didn't taste so great. I used the Libby's can recipe. May have been operator error, but it was just alright. Kinda bland. I like my pumpkin pie really spicy and strong to offset the criminal amounts of whipped cream I put on top. Robyn just sent me a different recipe (she made her entire Thanksgiving feast from scratch in Rio, including baking/pureeing the pumpkin-like-squash for her pie, and making bechamel sauces for her casseroles because there ain't no such thing as Cream of Mushroom soup in Brazil). I'll try her pie recipe next time, only with canned pumpkin. Nom nom. Note: if you try this recipe Robyn recommends using half the amount of pumpkin it calls for. Yes, half. Trust her, she's a fabulous cook.
We also had a family photo session. (Thanks for wielding the camera, Andy!) You can see it's still a challenge to get winsome photos of my two. That's their cousin in the middle there.
And I can't talk about Thanksgiving without also thanking you guys for supporting my shop! The Etsy sale went very well and I envision a bunch of you busily sewing gifts for your loved ones! There's never enough time in December for me to make everything I want to! But I'm going to try.