Giving thanks

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.

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One thought on “Giving thanks

  1. First of all, we have lasagne at Christmas, so having it at Thanksgiving does not seem weird. And secondly I’ll give a big HELL YES using the pumpkin puree counts as home made. good for you! And happy thanksgiving!

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