Thursday, November 1, 2012

Operation Turkey Trot

November 1st means it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving in earnest. Without doubt, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's a non-religious, non-political excuse to get friends and family together to eat great food and celebrate the good things in life. Can you ask for anything more? 

I've been hosting as often as I can since just after college. Back then, many of my friends worked in retail and had to be back at work on Friday and couldn't go home for the holiday. I started collecting everyone up and having "Thanksgiving for Strays". We created our own family for the day. I've kept of the tradition ever since. 

There are a couple of dishes I can't do without on Turkey Day and one is pumpkin pie. My favorite  comes straight from the back of the can of Libby's pumpkin. It's the one my mom made and I trust her on things like this. I do like a scratch crust. And real whipped cream. Certainly Cool Whip is a fine product, but it's not whipped cream. It's topping. And it has its place, just not on top of my pumpkin pie. 

We've been working on a little project with a bunch of other designers and the folks at Jimmy Beans Wool to bring you a surprise this holiday season. They'll be unveiling it on November 16th. Any guesses where I took my cue from? I could almost smell the cinnamon and spices while we were dyeing the yarn. It's super yummy! 

1 comment:

quiltyknitwit said...

Mmm, pumpkin pie from scratch & homemade whipped cream!