Ah! on Thanksgiving day…
When the care wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
John Greenleaf Whittier
Today I’m thankful for dessert
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
One of my contributions to our family Thanksgiving this year was pumpkin pie. It’s one tradition that I’d hate to miss out on and as no one else volunteered, I decided to make it. It’s just not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.
Over the river, and through the wood
When Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun. Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
Lydia Marie Child
Pumpkin pie is going to grandma’s house over that river, it’s a warm fire on a winter night, it’s pure sweet, spicy comfort in a crust.
We had other desserts too, not just pie, there were plenty of cookies to keep the kids happy. They are not yet lovers of pie. There was brownies, apple pie and pumpkin roll too. I think everyone’s sweet tooth was met and more.
There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts.
I grew up in a family where there was always some sort of dessert on the table and did the same for my own family. My dad had a sweet tooth and I must have inherited that trait from him.
Having dessert on hand to share with guests, along with a good cup of coffee, is the way we welcome people to our home. My mom was a firm believer in feeding people, and I guess I am too. No one will ever leave my house hungry for sure.
On my thankful list for today:
6544. for family gatherings, they are wonderful
6545. for so much to be thankful for, I am blessed
6546. for joy and laugher with family and friends
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.