Wednesday, November 26, 2014

30 Days of Thankfulness + Big Giveaway #26

Welcome to November and Unwritten's next BIG event, 30 Days of Thankfulness, featuring a tremendous giveaway that will be PERFECT for a reader on your Christmas list...or a gift for yourself!!! We are giving away a...

Yep, you heard me right, but that's not all. All authors participating in this month's event have also generously donated a Kindle copy of one of their books so you'll already have some great stories to read when you curl up with your new Kindle!! To enter, just complete all the easy entries on the Rafflecopter on the bottom of this page. Today and all other days that aren't spoken for, I'll be taking the reins to tell you about some things I'm thankful for :

Food & Memories

My mom and I loved cooking together for the holidays. One of our favorite discoveries were these double layer pumpkin and chocolate pies. So light and fluffy--the perfect dessert after we'd stuffed ourselves with turkey and fixings. When I married and moved away, my mom cut the recipes for the pies out of a magazine and taped them to her handwritten recipe page so I could have them  for Thanksgiving dinner with my hubby. Even now, 11 years after she passed away, I still have this page, and as you can see from the pic below, have used it faithfully every Thanksgiving since then. Tonight, I'll once again be making these pies, only in my mother-in-law's kitchen instead of my mom's. Along with that, I'll be making my mom's famous cranberry salad, a true family favorite. My kids will be helping me, and while we pop open cans, stir, measure, and mix, we'll talk about my mama and some of the great memories we shared together as I grew up.

Who are you remembering this holiday season? What special foods/recipes make you think of that special person?

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