Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Greyhounds and Grandmas

Home Made Pumpkin Pie, originally uploaded by Deiru.

Today I am in the kitchen cooking and making pies in preparation for our pilgrimage up to Buffalo, NY to spend Thanksgiving with Jim's family.
But it is my family I am thinking of today. As I bake my pumpkin pies, using the same simple Libbys, Libbys, Libbys on the label, label, label recipe that my grandmother used. My grandmother baked those pies and then lovingly prepped them for transport. She then travelled five hours on a Greyhound bus up the coast of California to spend the holiday with us.
My grandmother baked from love and she would never show up for a holiday empty handed, even if it meant riding the road communally with pies in tow.
Grandma today I am making your pies and tomorrow I will travel with them. I miss you Grandma. I love you.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving on the Road

How fun would it be to hit the road and make a small Thanksgiving dinner to be enjoyed outside in a national park somewhere with other wanderers.
I have this fantasy of the ultimate potluck where people just wander over from their own campsite with a dish full of roasted sweet potatoes or a pecan pie and join the already overflowing table of gypsy pilgrims.
Maybe next year!

Illustrated Flyer - EtsyUK - Pimp My Table Christmas Party

How cute is this idea? Heidi Burton of Making Strangers shared her idea for pimping out your Thanksgiving table on flickr. Now if only I could get Jim's parents to go for this!