Oh my! Yes, Laurel more than surprised both her brother and me. Everything was so lovely, smelled so good, and tasted so fine. I was especially pleased that I did not have to prepare anything more than a pecan pie. Adam made his famous dinner rolls while Michelle baked a pumpkin pie and bought a chocolate cream pie from the library's annual sale.
A Haven for Vee
Monday, November 28, 2022
Thanksgiving 2022 in Oakland
Thursday, November 17, 2022
An After First Snowfall Picture Story
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
A sigh of relief is always breathed November 1st. I am so glad that the entire end of October scene has finished for another year. I am happily moving on to the next big holiday (not Veterans Day). We'll chat about that toward the end of this post, yet let's tidy up on the big day just past—She arrived on her grandmother's hip wide-eyed and a little breathless. "I scare-t of Bigfoot." I look at my sister questioning this comment and am told that the children saw Bigfoot at my house last week as they were leaving. What? Who knew?! For a moment I think that I have gone down the rabbit hole and landed in Brenda's world.
|Big Foot Country|
I say, "There is no such thing as Bigfoot." At which point, Anneke's brother, who is playing with the rotary phone, run on imagination alone, says, "Bigfoot? Is that you? Ackkkk! It's Bigfoot!" Anneke's eyes grow even wider and she clings a little tighter to Grammie.
|I may have dialed Bigfoot|
So I have no idea how this story ultimately unfolded. My sister agrees with me and says that they will ask their mommy and daddy because parents tell the truth. I am hoping that mommy and daddy didn't decide instead to crank Anneke's chain. One of them can be a bit of a prankster. I just happen to know that for.a.fact. ッ
Jake got his first deer on Saturday. I'll be careful with that picture because I'd not like to offend those who might keel over. I am thrilled that there will be extra food in the freezer and that Jake is happy too.
To my American brethren and sistren, have your plans for Thanksgiving firmed up?
I want a nice sweet ending so I am sharing what I am making this week. I had to check for ingredients and found that I have them all. Yippee!
Now I found this recipe somewhere in the last week or so. I have not named that source because my mind is a sieve. If it was yours or you know whose, let me know so I can include it.
It was *here* with a nice photo of what it should look like, too. My mind really is a sieve.🤦🏻♀️
Pumpkin Crunch Cake
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
- 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (the original recipe called for 1/2 cup)
- 1 cup butter, melted
*Heat oven to 350° F.
*Grease bottom of 9 x 13″ pan.
*Mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
*Pour mixture into greased pan.
*Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture and top with pecans.
*Drizzle melted butter over pecans.
*Bake 50-55 minutes.
Thank you for reading. You're good sports.