OK, I am still not so enthusiastic about cooking but at least I’m not such a hater today. Given that we are celebrating a day of thanks, this is probably a good thing. So, where does my new sanguinity come from?
I have smartened up and decided to simplify. I focused on baking the pumpkin pies and the pumpkin breads and delegated the rest of the baking duties to my sister-in-law (SIL).She can bake as little or as much as she wants and I am OK with that. I am OK that there won’t be at least two different pies and a half a dozen assortment of cookies and brownies to choose from.
And since making pumpkin breads and pies is so easy thanks to canned pumpkin puree, I was finished with all my baking as of 9PM last night! So, thank you for canned pumpkin puree! And thank you for the concept of delegation!
I am highly doubtful that my one or two readers are purist and are now sneering down at my canned baked goods. But if you are then all I can say is, SERIOUSLY??? Does anyone seriously cut up pumpkins and make their own purees??? I say, when it comes to pumpkin baked goods, the fact that I added my own spices, eggs and evaporated milk means its is home made.
And since I have delegated my other most time consuming task, lasagna to my FIL, I am good to go. Again, if you are a purist and question why a lasagna is on a Thanksgiving menu, what can I say? Believe it or not it is a tradition that comes from my side of the family and not my husband’s. Go figure.