Here is our 'Thanksgiving Tree'. The little one brought it home from CCD - which to the non-papists out there is Catholic religious education for those kids not attending Catholic school. I thought it was a great idea, so all of us in our little family wrote what we were thankful for on a paper leaf and hung it on the tree. Troll's leaf is awaiting his arrival. We are in the midst of making the pumpkin pies for dinner tomorrow.
The girls have never made pie-crust before, and it's been a couple of decades since I've done it myself. (Love those Pet-Ritz pie crusts!!) This year we decided to do it ourselves. You can see us working the pastry cutter.
Ohp! Here's that Thanksgiving Tree again!
We can't forget to include a picture of the molasses cookies that we made. The older decided that she wanted to make them. The rolling pin is doing double duty. It hasn't seen this much action in years.
These cookies have a bite to them! The girls thought they were a bit too strong. I liked 'em. They're the old fashioned kind, the kind that burn a bit. Old Grizzly Mama likes the burn - it lets me know that I'm still alive and kicking. Just like that burn with the nicotine lozenges...Hmmm. Makes me want to quit smoking again. (Which Troll and I are doing after the holidays. He wanted to quit at Halloween - I told him, 'No way, Jose.' We both go through a little bit of changes during the holiday season, so we'll just wait until it's over.)
And here they are, just as pretty as can be. Time to go to sleep so that we're rested up for the long drive to Grandma's, and the chowing to begin.
Have a great holiday!