Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Day Coming Fast

Wow, it's hard to believe Thanksgiving time is here. We can always tell the Holiday Season is starting because the evening darkness seems to move faster by mid-November. In our Mountain Time Zone, it's dark by 5:20pm. Pretty soon, it will be 5:00pm. Daylight hours are shrinking, reminding us that Winter is upon us. We've had reminders of Winter already here in Colorado with several snowstorms. Our mountains are snow-capped and gorgeous, and the ski resorts have gotten lots and lots of snow and are open for business!

I'll be flying from Denver today, Tuesday, heading for New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving with Daughter Melissa at her Manhattan apartment. Daughters Serena and Maria are joining us, so the four of us will cook one of our favorite family meals: Turkey with all the trimmings. Lots of rich food. Needless to say, we'll all be working out so we can feel reasonably virtuous consuming this feast.

Ooooops! I forgot to mention the pie. Super rich pecan pie. Thanksgiving at our house was usually a large affair because we were a family of six plus we always invited others in the university community to join us. Since there's only four of us this time, we'll probably buy a small pumpkin tart for Tradition's sake. However, our favorite has always been the pecan pie. The recipe my girls use is my recipe which I developed years ago. It's the same recipe I included in the 5th Kelly Flynn Knitting mystery, DYER CONSEQUENCES. Try it out---and feel free to add some rich vanilla ice cream. Hmmmm, maybe we'd better work out twice on Thanksgiving Day. :)

I'll check back with you folks next Tuesday and let you know if we saw the huge Macy's parade setting up in the street around the corner from Melissa's Upper West Side apartment. I've always wanted to see the giant Mickey Mouse and Charlie Brown. :) Meanwhile, I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy!


Book Dragon said...

The color green comes to mind but I'll be with extended family, eating great food so I'm not sure why....Oh, maybe it's the chance to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade LIVE! ;)

Have a fabulous time and safe travels for all.

Aurian said...

Have a great thanksgiving!

Barbara said...

I hope you get to see the parade. When we lived in NJ, we went to it every year. So much fun. NYC is a different place on two days each year: Thanksgiving Day and the day of the marathon. I do envy your daughter living there.

Maggie Sefton said...

Book Dragon, Aurian, & Barbara---Thank you so much for your good wishes. Forgive the delay. I was traveling all day yesterday Tues and unable to get online until today. Right now I'm snuggled into a corner at Starbucks on 75th & Broadway. Daughters are arriving separately from TX & DC. Melissa working here in NY. I'm about to walk down to Columbus at corner from Melissa's apt and see which Macy's character balloons are inflated. :) Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day!