After preparing for a very busy Tuesday and Wednesday of making pies, cakes, muffins and so many other desserts, I am always thankful for wonderful colleagues, supportive and loving family and wonderful customers, many who I now call friend. At the end of the day, after all the running around, it all comes down to spending time with friends and family.
I hosted Thanksgiving years ago and after working 20 hour days my husband reminded me that I needed to hang up my “Wonder Woman Cape”. Chris said, ” I love that you think you can do it all, but you set these goals, that are unfair to you.” I was stressing about getting the food out piping hot and on time and he reminded me that no one knew what I had planned for dinner and that it is all about family and friends. He also reminded me that we have a microwave, just in case we need to do a reheat. I smiled, laughed and breathed remembering that we had an option for fast food, pizza, or something😀. My cousin Elaina and her husband Peter were kind enough to host Thanksgiving for a large group of us. Peter, is a chef and currently working as an amazing ice sculptor at his business in Philadelphia called Fear No Ice. I call him Renaissance Man because his talents are endless. After working a crazy week Peter, with a lot of help from Elaina, hosted a wonderful dinner. Thank you cousins!!
Before and after eating, in one room the younger cousins were playing Uno with some adults and kids watching football and in the other room some adults were doing our version of Kareoke with the help of Alexa. Of course I am always up for a fun sing along! Great food, great family and friends and lots fun conversation and laughter. Simply a great day! We hope you had a wonderful Thankgiving😊.
While everything was wonderful, I left that evening reminding myself that it is not about the perfect meal, perfect tablescape or perfect fill in the blank. It is about great times with family and friends and even making new friends. Happy Thanksgiving!🍽🍁