Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving Baking

We are not having Thanksgiving at our house. 

Jill and the grand kids are in Colorado with their other grandparents. Jake will be going to the cabin at Rockaway for the weekend. He'll skip Thanksgiving in favor of the freedom to do as he wants. By tomorrow evening his cousin and family will be joining him there.

We are not joining other family this year. With my brother-in-law battling cancer, I felt my sister had enough going on with just their big family. 

Tom and I will be going to dinner at 1:00 at the restaurant where we have Friday morning breakfast, because they have a Thanksgiving buffet. Then we will go for a walk before coming back home, perhaps to make wreaths.

But I baked pies anyway.
The berry pie is for Jake, his favorite. He will stop by in the morning on his way to the Oregon coast. The pumpkin pie is for me, because we have to have pumpkin pie!  It's good for breakfast, lunch, or dessert. :-)

I also made fruitcake today.
Now it has been wrapped in brandy soaked cheesecloth, sealed in a plastic bag, and will sit on a shelf in the pantry until Christmas. 
I had my baking done by 12:30, and after my lunch hour, we spent the rest of the day setting up my new Levono lap top. Our tech guy bailed on us, so we are on our own. Progress is slow, but we're coming along. If I can get my iPhone to send photos to it, I'll be in business to blog on it. Our big hang up is an email glitch and account/password issue. On line Microsoft help was no help. We'll get back to it later.
Once we get this little one set up, we'll tackle that big one you see on the counter to the left. The process should be similar.

We'll be balancing baking and decorating with computer learning for a while. Oh, and I'll need to figure out the gift shopping. I guess we'b better keep this old desk top computer going until the online shopping is done!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. We'll be adapting to change. As they say, change happens.


  1. I just found this website that might help.

    It's supposed to tell you how to set up iCloud on windows. I think my son-in-law set mine up for me a long time ago.

  2. I hope you and Tom have a relaxing and enjoyable day tomorrow. I know you are used to big family gatherings but there will be others. Maybe you can make this one special just for the two of you. I'll be thinking of you. Enjoy that pie - it looks delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Your fruit cakes and the pies look wonderful.
    Have a lovely day however you spend it.

  4. It is fun to have a gathering for Thanksgiving. But not necessarily to enjoy the day. Figuring out something new on the computer will keep the day busy.
    And aren't we so very very thankful to have all the latest computer doo dads to keep us busy??? HA!

  5. It sounds like a challenge. I'd happily help you eat those pies! Happy Thanksgiving, Linda! :-)

  6. We had Thanksgiving alone like that last year and went to an Irish style pub-restaurant for a lovely buffet lunch and then a drive through the countryside.

  7. we'll have a quiet Thanksgiving this year too. No traveling on snowy roads to my son's home 4 plus hours away. We'll have a quiet dinner at home stuffed chicken and all the trimmings. Last year we went to a restaurant-this year they are all full and expensive so we decided we can do it-cook the dinner at home so we have tasty leftovers for awhile. Thankful we don't have to travel today-it's raining today but snowing elsewhere. Will miss family but hopefully see them for Christmas! Happy Thanksgiving and good luck with the technology...I'm still working on getting one email account on my iphone7!

  8. Well, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. The pumpkin pie looks soooo good!

  9. We baked pumpkin and pecan. Not much left since we had company. Your day sounds nice. Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. I am not looking forward to a new computer I am glad mine is still is old:) Good luck with yours!


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