Saturday, November 17, 2012

THANKSGIVING PREPARATIONS~

On this fine November morning there is a heavy frost blanketing the cold earth...the air is crisp  but the sun shining...
Preparations for Thanksgiving are well underway...Travis Lloyd's parents will be hosting Thanksgiving this year...new traditions are being made as two families and four generations join together...
Mr. Dog Trot and I will roast a turkey....prepare the traditional cranberry walnut relish and make  pumpkin and apple pies...new to us this thanksgiving...a deep fried turkey...twice baked stuffed potatoes...it is interesting to learn what other families traditionally prepare for their Thanksgiving feast....

The fragrance of fruit drying...
along with herbs... sage, rosemary and thyme...gives the house a delightful aroma... putting one in the mood to "fluff"  our nest and "hunker in" for the cold snowy days that lay ahead...
After three weeks away Travis's dad returned home for New York...the damage and destruction from Hurricane Sandy unimaginable...shorelines wiped away...homes gone...cars floating down the subway in Manhattan...we realize how fortunate we are...we keep all the people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy in our thoughts and prayers...
and we are most grateful that Travis Lloyd is safe in the arms of his daddy once again...

8 comments:

Doreen said...

The devastation in NY and NJ was unbelievable...so sad.

Your Thanksgiving preparations sound wonderful. Especially the cranberry walnut relish..I shall have to find a recipe for that!

Wishing you a lovely and joyous Thanksgiving.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Julie, so happy that. Travis has his Daddy home for Thanksgiving, Sandy left so so much devastation behind........Wonderful new traditions are made, long as family are together at such a great time, Blessings Francine.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i wish i had extended family. it will just be the 4 of us as usual. have a great thanksgiving. i used to deep fry turkeys for years.

acorn hollow said...

glad your son is home with his family. Our thanksgiving is quiet all of our other holidays are out of control so it is nice to sit and relax and take a breath before Christmas kicks in.
Cathy

Janice said...

That cranberry relish looks so delicious! I'm with you...I love the wonderful aromas of holiday preparations.

Julia said...

I'm glad that Travis' father is back and so sorry about the devastation Sandy and snow storm caused. I'm having a hard time getting in the Christmas decoration spirit when so many are hurting and lacking the basic.

We must still give thanks... Happy Thanksgiving

JB

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your cranberry relish sounds yummy! Care to share the recipe?
I'm happy to hear your son is home!
Hugs :)
Lauren

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. It is hard to imagine what those poor people are going through. I'm glad your son is home safe and sound.