Friday, November 26, 2010

The day after

For the record, yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner was fabulous. There were a lot of people there this year. A lot.

Our youngest son played the piano and his new guitar and it was the best thing I’ve heard in a while.

My green bean casserole was a huge hit. The flavors were wonderful, if I must say so. And I must. I also made my traditional apple/pumpkin pie and this year, tried a new dessert as well. I made a chocolate chip pecan pie and it was . . . oh, my stars, was it ever good. I used Ghirardelli’s 60% cacao bittersweet pieces. Pecan pie isn’t usually my cup of tea, but the addition of chocolate takes it to a whole new level.

 

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It’s raining this morning and I think it’s a perfect day to see a movie. With family in NJ. I think I’ll head back over soon.

And maybe I’ll have some of that pie for lunch . . .

 

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If you’ve gotten this far, I noticed this morning that I’ve reached 700 followers and that means it’s time for another Giveaway. I’ll host one later this weekend, so stay tuned.

Until later, my friends . . .

Enjoy your loved ones. Because that’s what it’s all about.

37 comments:

These Nine Acres said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and yours. It is wet here too...keeping the horses in the stalls. It is that time of year again.

(((hugs)))

mrs mediocrity said...

That is what it's about. I am having that same kind of day, enjoying all of it.
Could you send me up a piece of that pie?

texwisgirl said...

Glad you had a wonderful family day - enjoy your 'echo' day today as well!

ELK said...

sounds wonderful ...blessings to you and yours kate

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

700 followers! That's very cool.

And its snowing here in Vermont. Perfect day to stay inside and sip some hot chocolate and watch DVDs :)

myfavoritethingsblog said...

I tried PW's green bean casserole recipe too and the response was the same! It was delish!
Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Kate:
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs to you and George from our clan in Florida!
xoxo
Donna, Kes and Fezzik

Deb said...

700! You have such an appealing blog, you will hit 1000 in no time!

Happy Thanksgiving

tj said...

...700 Followers. You are so stinkin' cool! hee,hee Funny how way back when I knew you were gonna be a big hit! ;o)

...Your pie sounds so unusual yet so yummy! I was just reading over your recipe and do you slice the apples thin? Also, thanks for emailing me the recipe for the chicken salad too. :o)

...So glad to hear you enjoyed your day yesterday, you so deserve it! Enjoy your weekend too!

...Blessings... :o)

Hilary said...

Those pies sounds marvelous! I'm glad you had a great time, Kate. And 700 is a WOW number. You deserve each and every one of those followers. We're always in for a treat when we visit.

Daryl said...

Chocolate chip pecan .. oh my waistline. I must get you some Jacques Torres chocolate, having had both I can honestly say Jacques far out rocks Ghiradelli's .. enjoy the flick

Michelle said...

Oh.my.goodness - 700? You have your own small town!

Ellen said...

700 guests for dinner...wow!
smiles...

Chocolate Cat said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving! I'm with you, pecan pie is okay but chocolate pecan pie is delicious!!! Wish I could share a piece!

Char said...

ahh, the pioneer woman is becoming bigger than big. :) i saw her on throwdown the other night.

glad your day was wonderful - mine was too.

Laura~peach~ said...

wow 700... i have 7 i think ... now... sigh :D

Laura~peach~ said...

OHHHH I WANT THAT RECIPE for the chocolate chip pecan pie please!

JackDaddy said...

A nice day to sit inside and do nothing!!

Jeanne Walker said...

Well, it finally got 'cold' down here in Texas...beautiful day here...very cool and blue skies.
I don't dare go shopping on Black Friday...don't need anything that badly. Wouldn't mind watching a great movie but DH is planted in the tv room in his recliner and watching none other than endless football games!

I checked out PW's green bean casserole. I was wondering all the time reading it if asparagus would be a good sub for the green beans??? I love warmed asparagus. Do they grow wild in your part of the world? While in Indiana several years ago, I tasted some wild ones...fresh picked along the side of some railroad tracks and cooked...omg! they were good!

Enjoy your days off with your hubby and whoever else is blessed to be with you and George!

Hugs, Jeanne

BUSH BABE said...

Was going to be all Thanksgiving-y in the my comment but... 700 followers!! Woman, you are FAMOUS!
:-)
BB

Snappy Di said...

We had rain during the night last night but a breeze early morning had dried it. The sidewalks were almost dry at 6 am. BUT, it' been a cold day and we have a few cold nights ahead of us.... sunny days, cold nights.

Your pie sounds wonderful. I made green bean casserole too, but it tasted bland. Do you add anything special to yours to boost the taste buds reaction?

Di

Gail said...

Sounds like a fantastic celebration...live music, too, from a son!!!

Seven hundred!! Wow, but I know why we are all here.

Carolynn said...

My word! Congratulations on reaching 700!

COUNTRY GAL said...

Glad you had a wonderful thanksgivng ! Lovely photos. My families fav pies are blueberry and strawberry rubarb, I make those every year and they are gone with in seconds lol ! We are having wet,howling winds and cold weather right now. glad all the rain isnt snow or we would be buried ! Have a great day

Karen said...

Apple/pumpkin pie... never heard of the two together, now you've peaked my curiousity.

We're going to see Harry Potter with family tomorrow... I know, I know... but I do love the series.

Stacey Dawn said...

so glad you had such a wonderful day - those receipes sound delightful! I'm gonna have to try that chocolate pecan one AND the apple/pumpkin!! PS: Congrats on the 700 followers!

Low Tide High Style said...

So glad you had a wonderful holiday, and congrats on reaching 700!!

Kat :)

Mistylynn said...

I don't really care for pecan pie either but I might if it had chocolate. Thanks for sharing.

Mistylynn said...

I don't really care for pecan pie either but I might if it had chocolate. Thanks for sharing.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Sounds like you had a lovely family day, and especially with the music, too. Beautiful photos as always.

CJ xx

Jill of All Trades said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. Love green bean casserole. 700 followers. WOW! That is quite awesome. Have a great weekend! Carla

Deb said...

family time is the best

Mental P Mama said...

W00t for the 700! And, I'll be down for some pie;)

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

Congratulations on your 700! Here is to 700 more! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you need to give away the pie recipe.

Mary said...

Oh yes, it's been so nice to have everyone under the same roof for a few days at least... :) Congrats on 700!!!

Oh, and I'm not even looking at that pie recipe, because I'll probably gain a few lbs. just reading it!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Congrats!

Sounds like a great holiday for you and your family.

Kerri said...

Both of these images are AMAZING! WOW!