Last week was filled with Thanksgiving preparations.The pumpkins were all cooked up into delicious soups, pies and breads. Cranberry compote and apple pies bubbled away in the oven. Winter squash and potatoes were brought up from the cellar and readied to be roasted along with the turkey that we got from a small family farm a few miles away.The house was scrubbed and shiny clean . My girls all came home. I had so many things to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving in particular we were all acutely thankful for each other. Time is so fleeting and things can change on a dime. This was a good holiday to remember to treasure the moments and those that share them with us.
Thursday’s turkey remnants are simmering on the stove. The good stock will make delicious soups and stews for these cold winter nights. Christmas is coming and there will be lots of baking, decorating, sewing, and cooking, making my herbal concoctions and painting. This house is ready to be filled up with the joy and magic of the Season.