Guest Blog by: Midge
Whew, it is finally here! Thanksgiving has arrived. I had been feeling pressured about this holiday for the last three weeks. Putting finishing touches on house cleaning, table decorating and ingredient compiling was just a small portion of what I thought I needed to finish before the “big day”. But then, Sunday happened.
One by one my family began to call me. First, my mother-in-law volunteered to make the turkey, then my mom said she would take care of the cornbread and cranberry jello. My husband, not wanting to be left behind, offered to “Mash” the potatoes and my father-in-law even said he would step in and stir the gravy. Just like that, I only had to focus on making a few items for Thanksgiving. And in comparison to the previous Holiday meal I wrote about in the July issue of Molly Magazine, it really did feel good not to have to do it all.
I started to relax on Monday and stopped thinking about my “to do” list, my grocery list and my “can’t find the bedding and other odds and ends” list for family traveling in from out of town. I made a thankful list on my kitchen white board and added items to it every day. By Wednesday night, I had 20 or so random items on the list and realized I had left off so many more.
As I was slowly, but surely, attempting my pie crust, I began to think of the past year and my journey to become the baker and cook for my family. I have come a long way this year and have felt encouraged by others I have met along the way. Through this blog, Molly’s magazine and encouraging mentoring friends and family I have slowly tiptoed my way to becoming more confident in the kitchen.
I finally got my chance to make my first real pie and crust. When it cooled yesterday afternoon, my husband and I decided to sneak an early piece of pumpkin pie. I topped it with whipped cream and sprinkled it with pumpkin pie spice then took a picture!
I can truly say (with tears in my eyes), it was delicious.
I am thankful for you, the readers of Econobusters.com, for the encouragement and helpful tips you share to help others in their frugal homemaking journey! I hope and pray that your Thanksgiving Day is wonderful!