Is it Friday already? Holy smokes where did that week go? Good thing I have Friday's Fave Five to slow down and notice my blessings and good things from the last week. Join us as we share 5 of them.
Thanksgiving celebrations. Last weekend was Canada's Thanksgiving celebrations. I love that Canada does theirs early in the fall. It totally helps focus us on being thankful and grateful for all the good things in our lives. There is no shopping hoopla, Christmas rush, and the stress that the beginning of Christmas month brings.
Family that made it home. As the kids have grown up and gone off to live their lives, holidays are getting harder to have everyone home every single holiday. This year we missed my oldest daughter and her husband, as they couldn't make the 6 1/2 drive due to work commitments. But my son made it home for the weekend which was awesome and of course, my youngest daughter who lives at home was here. My mom came for dinner as did my sister and her family. It was really nice and I was grateful for those who made it safe and sound.
Turkey that turned out perfect. Every year I stress about the turkey. And this year was no exception. I bought a huge one thinking I might have 3 extra coming but it turned out they couldn't make it. So here I was with this huge turkey. But I went on the Alberta turkey website and followed their cooking instruction times and it turned out absolutely perfect. I have to say, it was the most relaxed holiday dinner cook I have ever had. Everything was done right on time. And the huge turkey was a bonus because, hello, leftover turkey buns! Yummy!
Pear Crisp. Crisp is one of my favorite all time desserts. I ran across this recipe earlier in the week and thought I'd give it a try for one of our Thanksgiving desserts. It was an hit with everyone. So delicious. And bonus for me, crisps are easy and no fuss. I never would have thought to use pears had I not seen this recipe. It's a keeper dessert for sure.
Day of rest. In Canada, Thanksgiving day is actually the Monday. But I hosted the dinner on the Saturday, we went to the other one on Sunday which gave us a wonderful day to sleep in, cozy up with blankets, coffee and books and not be rushed. It was wonderful.
What were your favorite blessings from you week?