30 November 2008

Give Thanks

I love Thanksgiving. It has always been my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving isn't commercialised; it can't be. It's about family and surrounding oneself with those you love. This was my first Thanksgiving to spend with a new family. After stressing about whose family Jeremy & I would visit first, and whose would have to wait, mine decided to postpone until Sunday. Jeremy & I were so happy that each family would have plenty of us, and that disappointment would be spared for this holiday!

A few days before, I asked what I could bring to their family Thanksgiving. One request hadn't been filled: blueberry pie. So when asked if I could make a blueberry pie, I obliged. Now, I'm not much of a baker. Having grown up with a baker, I always relied on someone else to make what I needed. But I was sure that I could pull off a blueberry pie. I practiced making pie crust at my mom's bakery, about twenty. Thanks to a friend who had a tried & true recipe, I was successful, lattice top, and all! My pie even made it to centerstage on the dessert table.

My very first lattice-top pie

Today was Thanksgiving with my family. Because we own a restaurant and bakery, holidays are even more chaotic for us. We cook and cook and cook until the wee hours of the morning, and then we're exhausted on the holiday. Postponing for a few days made for a much more enjoyable holiday. For our Thanksgiving celebration, I made a crumb-top apple pie, and it was a hit.

Both celebrations of Thanksgiving were filled with wonderful family, friends and food. Our first Thanksgiving was a success; here's to many more!

1 comment :

Sam said...

You just can't go wrong with blueberry pie. Mmm!