I Can’t Possibly Write A Post — I have too much cooking to do!
Today is baking day. I have only gotten the chocolate cookie dough mixed and chilled so far. There are many pies to go before I sleep.
At the end of the messy day there was more grocery shopping to do. Tomorrow is the real cooking day, but mercifully, my real co-cooks will join me. As soon as we finish baking a few more things we will start the savory cooking.
The food doesn’t just magically appear at the table on Thanksgiving Day. (I WISH my magic wand worked that well.) America has a long history of preparing a feast for this special day of counting our blessings. I am spending my cooking time remembering all the great cooks, mothers and caregivers before me who have lovingly (and sometimes crabbily) prepared Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanks Mom — I remember the huge crowds you served. Two enormous turkeys with all the trimmings dished out on good china and freshly washed and ironed tablecloths. Several years in a row she hosted 45 people. We all sat around enjoying the feast she cooked. I am now wearing her apron.
Those are tough serving platters to follow! I will keep counting my blessings — but I had better get back into the kitchen.
Copyright Jane F. Colllen November 22, 2016 IndexCardCure counting our blessings.