Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Giving Thanks


Dear reader, you may have guessed that I'm not the most dedicated journaller. I jot things down as the mood or inclination strikes, and as of late, I will confess to being exceedinly lethargic. So, please accept my deepest apologies for my sporadic entries and I will try to write more in the future.

This past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving. I know some people are rather perplexed why we have our thanksgiving so early, but if you think about it, it does make sense. At this time of year, our harvesting is fairly well complete, with the exception of sugar beets and catnip (yes, I do know of people who grow catnip as a crop....be still your neko hearts!). As the harvest is over, it is only natural to partake of some of the bounty and give thanks for the blessings of the previous year. That and the thought of cooking two large turkey dinners within a month of each other fills even my stout heart with fear.

In celebration of this Canadian holiday, I hosted two "el fresco" dinners, on the lawns of Davaar and Rosehaven. Passers by were welcome to help themselves to a full turkey dinner plus an assortment of desserts, including pumpkin pie. I think in the future I am going to include recipes with my bakery items and the pumpkin pie recipe is *so* good that you can taste every blessed calorie. Yum!

So, on behalf of Lord Primbroke and myself, I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and were able to stop in for turkey dinner, as even though you may not celebrate it where your motivating spirit lives, it's always nice to have dinner and not worry about the dishes! Happy Thanksgiving!

4 comments:

Baron K. Wulfenbach said...

I did not have time to stop by and claim my own portion of the dinner, but I, erm, 'gave thanks' that you were generous enough to share it out in this manner. A lovely gesture appropriate to the holiday.

(I will be one of those most glad to see more frequent entries from you.)

Yrs.,

Klaus Wulfenbach

emillyorr said...

Crops of catnip...*fields* of catnip, just...growing in rows...scenting the air...all that...lovely...green...

*eyes cross*

....pardon, what were we discussing?

Newbe Writer said...

Lady Primbroke, I would like to thank you for your generous hospitality! I am, unfortunately, separated from both my old family (sister and nephew) and my new family (as my wife has not yet joined me in Upper Canada). Your Thanksgiving dinner was a feast for my sole.

Thank you,

Newbe.

Newbe Writer said...

8-) make that "soul".