Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ready for Thanksgiving...Time to Bake!

The house is clean and ready for company.. and sort of 'kid-proof' [ha-ha]... New flannel sheets on the beds and fluffy quilts, candles and turkeys everywhere, even baked today..only a matter of hours now and everyone will be here...so I sip tea and wait...

Now I had the dumbest thing happen yesterday... You know how bad luck comes in 3's?! I was patting myself on the back for getting over that flu bug in time and... now this!! Well missed that dang last basement step and yeah...I cried like a baby! Frustration, I can not believe I did such a stupid thing before all my company arrives! Argh!... and it really hurts! Well, nothing broke but now have a foot that looks like a balloon with toes!..so been hobbling around here today and yes..I am done whining !! So on to a new subject!! Baking...


Thanksgiving cards with a food theme.. mainly... Pies! Our favorites for Thanksgiving are Pumpkin [ well really Butternut Squash,and Mincemeat]...

Praying for Pie...







I even have this old can ,but the label is in rough shape..





Some fun nostalgic recipes and booklets...



We buy the Nonesuch Mincemeat in a condensed form, but always add extras like, add 3 types of raisins, a pear or 2, spices, eggs, walnuts, molasses and diced apples to the mix..so why do we even bother buying the box?? Habit or Tradition?? My grandma bought it, my mom bought it and so it goes..






So What is Your Favorite Pie????




Do you ever make 'scrap cookies' with your leftover pie crust dough? Just roll out the scrap dough, smear with butter and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon, cut up in irregular shapes and put on a cookie sheet bake at 350 til golden about 10 minutes...and sometimes they puff into a crisp delight...yum... something to crunch on while the pie cools!




Neat old pie can labels..
Happy Home makers.......

21 comments:

Cassie said...

So sorry to hear about your foot! You can always use it to your advantage when it's time to clear the table on Thanksgiving day. Just limp around a bit with a grimace on your face! ;)

Beautiful post today. Love all of the Thanksgiving pictures.

Penny Dreadfuls from MIDesign said...

Thanks for sharing all these great postcard images. I can never get enough of them! You always seem to have a few that I have never seen. My favorite pie is warm apple pie. I always have to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to melt on top, YUM so good! (I usually will go back for seconds)I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the day with your family.

Matt

Jenny S said...

you have such amazing vintage postcards and pictures!! Thank you for sharing!

Pinkie Denise said...

I love all your old Thanksgiving postcards! I have to say that Boysenberry and Chocolate Cream are my favorite pie, but never ate pie I didn't like...also I remember my mom letting us cut cookie cutter shapes out of the left over crust and sprinkling it with sugar. So many good memories the holiday's bring. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family Pinkie

Cottage Rose said...

I hope you are feeling better, poor thing. Glad to hear that you did not break any thing. I am doing my baking tomorrow, my favorite pie is Apple next is blueberry. Love all the vintage cards so cute.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Hugs;
Alaura

Almost done with you Christmas Box of goodies.... he he yea....

Designs by CK said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Chris

Sandra said...

Oh no...a fall...I do that all the time...I have fibromyagia and just about every step I take I hurt something...I hope you fill better before tommorrow.
Try some Sports creme. it work great...my son uses it for sport injuries.
Hugs Sandra

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Debra, great vintage photographs. Just wanted to let you know that I awarded you the Major French Award! Happy Thanksgiving!
Michelle

Stefanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I received your Paperdoll and ATC.
Thank you so much, it is so wonderful!
I love all. It decorate now my board in the entry room.
We don´t celebrate in Germany Thanksgiving so I´m gad to own your decoration.

Have a great day!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am so sorry about your fooot. i hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful..m..

Caleen said...

Sounds like you are all ready for your guests for Thanksgiving.. I always love the leftover scrap dough from cookies.. good memories.. love all the vintage images.. Hope your day was happy..

Elizabeth said...

Lovely postcards...and yes...I do make scrap cookies :) yummy!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Elizabrth

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Favorite Pie? Your post has made my mouth water for some more pie!I'm heading to the kitchen as soon as I finish. Your pie postcards are lovely ~ thanks for sharing. Hope your toe is feeling better! Blessings, Katie

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Debra;

I am having some problems sending out emails to you. Just want to let you know that I am send out you Christmas Swap box next week, I am sorry it is late. Please let me know that you received this that way I know you know.... you know.... lol

Hugs;
Alaura

mommyholly said...

Hi Debra, your partner, Alaura, for the Snowflakes & Sparkles swap is running a few days behind, but will send out your box ASAP! She couldnt get an email sent to you for some reason, so I am just passing on the message! xo!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the Thanksgiving images. Hope your foot is better!

Anonymous said...

Where are you, Deb?? Hope you're feeling much better...

Shar

Kathy Hunka said...

I love seeing all those old post cards and ads! Thanks for sharing!
Kathy

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Debra; I hope you are feeling ok, have not seen you for a while. I just want to let you know that I am going to send out you Christmas Swap box of goodies this weekend. I so sorry that it is getting out late. No matter how hard I try to be on time I seam to fail. lol Hope to see you on line soon getting a little worried.

Hugs;
Alaura

laurie meseroll said...

Just stopping in to say HI and how have you been--I miss seeing you and your cool stuff! I NEED new ones!

Tiffany said...

Hey! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. And I hope yo are feeling better too. We've also been fighting the crud here. I tried to e-mail you twice, but it wouldn't go through. I hope you recieved your gift and you are enjoying it.Have a very vintage Christmas holiday! ~Blessings!

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