… And I’m Cooking Anyway

Dear Liza,

We are just feeding the three of us this Thanksgiving, but whatever it is that makes me want to cook, once the cold weather hits, doesn’t care. The Neanderthal instinct to make heat and lots of food is strong.

Tuesday I baked a batch of Oatmeal Everythings. These cookies have evolved over the years and contain oatmeal, whole wheat flour, raisins, walnuts, flaxseed, chia seed, and whatever else looks good. We are already up to our eyebrows in food, so these went to the neighbors.

Lots of cookies!

Wednesday was the the pumpkin pie. I found a less sweet version online and gave it a try, using the last of our Halloween pumpkins, roasted and puréed. I found an all-butter recipe for pie crust, because I don’t like shortening. There will be pie crust cookies with the leftover dough, of course.

Katie’s pies last year… so good!

And on Thanksgiving, of course, the Turkey drumsticks and thighs go into the crockpot early and cook all day. Auntie Bridgett will make sweet potatoes with goat cheese, Grandpa Nelson will open a bottle of wine, and all will be well.

AND…. Auntie Bridgett roasted chestnuts!

Auntie Bridgett’s chestnuts

Happy Thanksgiving! We all have so much to be grateful for.

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

3 thoughts on “… And I’m Cooking Anyway”

  1. Thanksgiving Eve. John cooked a great dinner for this evening for the two of us.. You have prepared quite a yummy dinner. Love each creation. ROASTED CHESTNUTS, turkey drumsticks and thighs, my mouth is watering just to see the photos. I am lovin’ reading what all you guys are doing. I am so much enjoying your journey. Jude, I will respond to your mail very soon.

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  2. Hey there, yes, they were yummy. Pie crust cookies just sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and baked at 350 until light brown and crispy, 1-15 min.
    Sweet potatoes roasted whole after being poked and oiled, then buttered and given a dollop of goat cheese when opened.
    Chestnuts are still on a learning curve.

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