For more than thirty years we have traveled to Fresno, and this year Thanksgiving came to our house for the first time EVER. It was all one generation at our table. Of course, we missed the kids - those who are thousands of miles away (you know who you are!), and those who are closer but stayed home sick (thank you!). And we missed seeing Mr. Celia's mom. But we enjoyed each other's company, we ate a fine meal (if I do say so myself), and Mr. Celia and I so appreciated being at home.
I discovered two things this Thanksgiving: 1) Winesap apples are not only good looking, they make the BEST pie, and 2) the apple peeler works really well on potatoes:
This long weekend we have been catching our breath, enjoying leftovers (wow! Leftovers!), and NOT DRIVING. I walked down to Lacis yesterday to look for, well, lace, and I was invited into the museum to view the Bobbin Lace exhibit. What a sublime diversion.
Now the house is filled with the aroma of turkey stock cooking on the stove, and there's one last piece of pumpkin pie with my name on it.
I hope you all had as nice a holiday as we did.