Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lots To Be Thankful For

by Maggie Sefton

I wish all of our Cozy Chicks Blog readers and fans a very Happy Thanksgiving this
Thursday.  I hope you get a chance to enjoy and savor your favorite Turkey Day foods and savories.  On the right is a pecan pie, one of my favorite holiday treats.

I also hope you will have the opportunity to be with good friends and or family.  I'm fortunate in that two of my dearest childhood friends are still in my life.  Both sisters, Nancy and Diane, and I grew up together in Arlington, Virginia.  Their house was diagonally across the street from mine.  When my mother and grandmother and I moved into that house from Richmond, Virginia, I had just turned six years old.  Nancy was five years old and Diane was four.   I'll be spending the days before and after Thanksgiving at Diane and her husband's home in Vienna, Virginia, west of Arlington.  Nancy and her husband Tom also live in Vienna.  So they will join us.  My daughter Melissa will also travel from New York City to join us as well, and that makes it extra special.

Granddaughter Natale and her teammates from James Madison H.S. in Vienna, Virginia are holding the trophy they won as this year's Virginia State Volleyball Champions.  They beat Kellam H.S. in Virginia Beach last Tuesday and on Friday night in Richmond they sealed the deal by beating Langley H.S. in a very tight and tough championship game.  Go Warhawks!!  

I've spent several Thanksgivings with my dear childhood friends, and I always like to make
my Southern Pecan Pie in addition to the standard favorite Pumpkin Pie for the family feast.  You can find my recipe in our Cozy Chicks Cookbook, which is chock full of fantastic recipes for entrees, casseroles, salads, veggies, and baked goods as well as really yummy desserts.  All of them contributed by our Cozy Chicks.  This is a marvelous cookbook.  And----it would make a great holiday gift.  :)  Enjoy the holiday, everyone!  

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