Happy Thursday, friends! I'm joining in with LeeAnna and friends at Not Afraid of Color for I Like Thursday as I always do. And this week we're looking ahead to Thanksgiving!
Since our boys graduated from college and moved off to new communities on their own, we've had to figure out new holiday traditions. To accommodate their work schedules, Mike and I have been taking a little road trip every Thanksgiving, and taking our meal along with us! That means I roast the turkey ahead of time, package it up with a few easy sides, and it rides along in a cooler. (It also means a lot less work and cleanup when we're at either son's house!)
We do a pretty simple meal because it's easier for traveling, but there is one dish that is always requested, and that is a pie I make that everyone likes. Again, it's really simple, but very tasty!
Oreo crumb crust, and two layers of pudding.
I use sugar free because it's better for Mike, and make each layer with only 1 and 1/4 cups of milk. That way it sets up nice and thick and the layers stay separate from each other.
A little whipped cream on top, and we're all set!
A simple meal leaves lots of time for games, football, watching a movie or whatever we want to do.
What else has been going on this week? I finished stitching the Autumn SAL from Days filled with Joy
, and it is really sweet! I'm not sure I'll get it fully finished anytime soon, but I think it would make a nice pillow cover for the living room couch. Here I just laid some Autumn-themed squares around it to give you an idea.
I read a really good book this week, too. It's historical fiction about the Polish Jews who fled into the great forests there during WWII and were able to hide from the Nazis. It's a fascinating story about their survival, and I learned so much from the story.
It's supposed to snow and be very cold here today and tomorrow, so I'm anticipating lots of hibernating with another good book and a cup of hot tea and then time spent in the sewing room, too. Hope you have a great Thursday, too!