Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

And may you have a comfy chair awaiting you after the feast!

Friends and family are gathering here today. I'm doing the turkey, gravy, dressing, rolls, pumpkin chiffon pie, and my grandmother's cranberry-celery-pineapple-pecan gelatin salad. Friends and family are bringing starters, sides, and more desserts.

I've been pecking away at various things since Sunday -- getting as much as possible done in advance. 

In a fit of nostalgia-inspired hubris, I decided to attempt butterflake rolls -- the rolls John and I both remember from the Thanksgivings of our youth.  They came from Nagles' Bakery in Tampa and were sublime. I hope this recipe will turn out to be something like what we both remember. (As I posted this Wednesday night, I'll have to let you know in the comments how they were.)

I am SO thankful to be here for Thanksgiving rather than incarcerated in a nursing home as I was last year!

And, of course  we're thankful for Josie!
What a joy it is to have her in our lives!

May your Thanksgiving be as you would have it! I'm thankful for your friendship.


KarenB said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Barbara Rogers said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Vicki...and I hope you get a chance to sit down and read this later on...enjoy! I'm very thankful for your sharing your writing talent, your photos, and your family here in bogland!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Vicki. I'm glad you get to celebrate it at home, cooking your favorite recipes, enjoying the get-together of loved ones.

Susan said...

Wonderful family, fabulous food.......happy Thanksgiving!

Merisi said...

Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Vicki!

jennyfreckles said...

I'm thankful that my chairs are in better shape than those! Have a very happy Thanksgiving, Vicki. So glad for you that it is better than last year's!

GPearson said...

Happy First Josie Thanksgiving!!

Jime said...

Thank you Vicki for your sharing of your life and family. I am proud to be a friend. Many more Thanksgivings to you and John.

Thérèse said...

Hoping you had a well deserved Thanksgiving with Josie's firt!