Mrs. P (aka Mother Ship) baked some pumpkin spice cookies and a pie to take to Thanksgiving dinner. It's Fin's FIRST Thanksgiving and I was so very excited. This time last year I was 20 weeks pregnant with her and I had just started this blog.
Oh the difference a YEAR can make.
I give thanks for my Granny Dodie who saved everything. I inherited her rolling pin. Usually, it's on display in my curio cabinet, but, my culinary whizz neighbour informed me it was still usable and a great model at that! So, I used a rolling pin for the first time ever to roll out my cookies.
Brown Glazed Pumpkin Spice Cookies
I give MOST thanks for a healthy - happy FINELY!
I give thanks for my pumpkin pie, but, my hips won't.
Before dinner my 2.5 year old nephew said grace.
Here is it word for word:
GOD IS GREAT, GOD IS GREAT, GOD is great, God is great, god is great. AMEN!
We gave thanks then I stuffed myself on DELICIOUS southern Thanksgiving goodness and some turkey. My favorite are always the sides. What's the difference between Canadian and American Thanksgiving? One Month and in the south - a lot more SUGAR! Sweet potatoes here should be called BROWN SUGAR with sweet potatoes not sweet potatoes with brown sugar. Fin loved them, on a sugar high she stayed awake for four hours after, missing her nap entirely! She was in a good mood so we let her stay up.
Fin' s FIRST taste of sweet potatoes.
Gavin (who said prayer) his brother Noah & Finley playing by the table before dinner.
This was a first family gathering for us with the babies all playing together. Prelude to Christmas when their three cousins join us! Can't wait! Really. We can't!