Happy Thanksgiving week! How is your 30 Days of Giving Thanks going? I have found it to be such a powerful practice, and one that has helped me be more mindful of a daily moment of gratitude.
I’m putting the finishing touches on our holiday menu and gearing up for the family to fly in from Connecticut. After having hosted Thanksgiving for so many years now, SoulDaddy and I are a well-oiled machine, but I’m still thrilled to be off work for the remainder of the week – and utilizing daycare for two of those days I might add!
Yes, SoulMomma gets to enjoy a few days for herself. I’m sure that half of that time will be spent cooking and cleaning, but I’m still thankful for the change of pace and time with family. Continue reading
It’s a busy week. As I mentioned before, our contractor is finishing up construction this week, and the family starts rolling in tonight. Me, I’ve got some cooking to do!
With all the delicious dishes to get ready for the holiday tomorrow, I try to cook as many ahead of time as I can. Cranberry is always one of the first on my list as it will keep for days in the fridge. Every few years, I experiment with a new variation. This year, I tried a recipe from Brown Eyed Baker that I have to pass along.
The addition of apples, lemon, and orange give it a fabulous flavor and it was a breeze to make. Get the recipe here.
Now, with cranberry out of the way, it’s pumpkin cheesecake on my mind. Let’s just hope my contractor makes as good a progress as I am!