I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts. I have been going back and looking at them. It’s been fun. I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW. Over ten years. I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about our Thanksgiving from 10 years ago.
We were living in the farmhouse then. I still had Karl and Kalissa living at home with us. They were high schoolers at the time.
Here’s what I wrote:
That yummy pecan pie in the photo is a recipe from Mary at Quilt Hollow (I had a link but the blog is no longer there) …It’s a cream cheese pecan pie and it’s to die for. It’s even worth treadmill time…..
Here’s how my Thanksgiving is going so far….
Butterscotch Apple Cake….Check…(also worth treadmill time).
Jelly for Homemade buns…Check
Kale and Greens with Bacon….Check
Green Bean Casserole…Check
Pickles and Olives….Check
Cream Cheese Jalapeño Dip and Crackers….Check
Turkey Roasting in the Oven….Check.
Family to eat it all…..Oops.
The weather didn’t cooperate. We’ve had freezing rain on and off for the last 18 hours. It isn’t horrible everywhere but enough to make it iffy. My college kids (all three of them) and their significant others are playing it safe. They all have evening commitments with the other side of the family in the afternoon so they were planning to be here bright and early this morning. They all live just far enough away that it won’t be melted enough to get here to make it worth the trip….I am fine with them not making it and even suggested that they stay home… SAFETY FIRST. Kelli and Jason live close enough that they might try to sneak over in time for a noon meal. I think Jason is just that in love with my homemade buns!
Another complication….Our youngest, Kalissa, got a NASTY flu on Tuesday and it lingered into Wednesday. She finally kept her first food down last night at supper. No one wants to catch that bug.
Dinner here with just be the four…or maybe six of us…very low key.
My hubby was wondering about what to do with all the food as most of my cooking was done before the weather came…. I am not a drop worried or concerned with that. He’s going to be getting leftovers for the next three days and I won’t be in the kitchen…I’ll be SEWING!”
This Thanksgiving is much like that Thanksgiving was…low key. Our family is playing it safe today and only the people who regularly are at our house are going to be at our house. That means Kalissa’s family, Kelli’s family along with Karl and me.
The funny thing is, I kind of was sad about not having everyone here. In my mind, I had thought we always have Thanksgiving together. I guess we didn’t always. I had forgotten completely about this until I re-read the post. I’m guessing 10 years down the road we will remember that we weren’t together on Thanksgiving in 2020 just because it is 2020 after all….the year of all things strange, but we’ll have more good family Thanksgivings between now and then.
I guess this just goes to show, we will get through this all…
Even with the way things are now, there is still so much to be thankful for. Although this year brought some hard things, so much good has come from it too. Right now high on my list of things I’m thankful for is that Kelli and Jason were to Mayo Clinic and an ultrasound was done on the babies. Both are looking awesome. In the beginning, one had “something” near their belly and it wasn’t known if it was an abscess or what. That has completely cleared. YAHOO.
I’m hoping you too are finding things to be thankful for today and every day.
Happy Thanksgiving Jo. Life changes, does it? Today is my deceased husband’s birthday and Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday, he would have been so happy today. But life moves on. Today my husband and I will eat, alone, a fantastic meal and, of course we will have tons of leftovers. I am grateful for today. I am grateful we have food and comfort in our home. Next year will be different, life moves on.
Thinking of you Hedy. Life really does change. I’m so glad you found happiness again!
Happy Thanksgiving. Glad to hear that Kelli’s pregnancy is going well. She’s been on my mind. I hope you guys all have a wonderful day despite not being able to celebrate with everyone.
Happy Thanksgiving, Jo! I, too, have so much I am grateful for. I will be having dinner with family since we are routinely together so much. I am always thankful for family, for warm house (cool in summer), warm car to drive, and oh so much more. I am grateful for quilt bloggers too!!! Have a great day!
A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.
We’re headed to dh’s mom’s house – Publix (our grocery store) prepared the meal with some extras from us.
Love and prayers
Happy Thanksgiving Jo! I just got my turkey in the oven and yes, I know there is COVID. We are doing Thanksgiving dinner TO GO or for Delivery today.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! We are just the two of us this year…we actually had our thanksgiving about 3 weeks ago when we had that beautiful weather and could be in the garage….spaced but not really far enough really but all is well and every one had plenty of food, our grandson was so full he couldn’t sit! He was laying on the couch! . We bought a NewYork strip and our son-in-law smoked it on his Yoder. It was awesome! Plus all the trimming! Yum. Have a good day and a piece of pecan pie for me!
Happy Thanksgiving to the entire Kramer klan be they near or be they far.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your whole family. Thanks for the update on Kelli, I have been wondering about her & the fact we hadn’t heard anything lately. We are eating alone this year and just remembering all of our previous Thanksgivings when we were all together. Next year we will have the best one ever! Enjoy! Hugs to you!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Jo! That was some year you shared. Some holidays are like that. Thankful to hear the good news about the twins!
Jo, today and every day I’m thankful for YOU!
Happy Thanksgiving I hope you had a great time.
So glad to hear the good news about the twins. I Am Thankful for all the good things that are happening in soite of the pandemic. You are one that I look forward to every day Thanks.
Happy Thanksgiving! That pecan pie sounded so good that I tracked down a copy of the Quilt Hollow blog post at the Internet Archive, and discovered that the recipe she used is still available here:
It’s a really good recipe. I’m glad you found it Dot.
There is much to be thankful for and I’m glad you gave us an update on Kelli and those two babies. So glad things are going well for her and them. We are spending Thanksgiving with our daughter in Wisconsin. I’m glad our some was able to face time with us ( he is in Colorado and worked today) and we have all been healthy this year. Thank you Jo for blogging and keeping it real.
Thanks Jo for suggesting the Pecan
Cheesecake pie recipe and Dot for finding it. Am always curious about recipes!