Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

In a silly way, I am thankful that I was able to take Wednesday off from work. Up until lunch on Tuesday, I was a little worried about the amount of cleaning and prep I wanted to get done before my parents arrived Wednesday evening.

I spent today prepping for Thanksgiving. And cleaning – you can see brooms and vacuums in the background here.


Here we have a Derby Pie, pumpkins, cornbread and biscuits, and cranberry relish. I sure feel like I worked harder than this looks like – I made pumpkin chili (with the fresh pumpkin) for supper tonight with my folks.

The cornbread and biscuits are for dressing, and the cranberry relish is something my mom used to make but is almost exactly like this recipe. The Derby Pie is a complete experiment and if it wouldn’t be evident that I’d sampled some, I’d sure have a slice before I serve it.

My parents are in town, visiting for Thanksgiving. We’ll be making a Tofurkey and enjoying some vegan sides. I haven’t seen my folks since July, so this will be a nice visit. And the pumpkin chili has been eaten (and enjoyed!). Have a great holiday, or just a great weekend.


  1. I've never heard of Derby sounds absolutely to-die-for good! All the food looks great. I love spending the day in the kitchen. Homemade cornbread and biscuits for stuffing: deluxe!

    Have a wonderful holiday with your folks! Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. derby pie looks great! id heard of it before i it vegan or did you veganize it?cant wait to read about how it tastes!! seriously....ill be waiting....i went to that link but it doesnt give a recipe. im going to go look on the web right now!!ttys

    ps happy thanksgiving:)

  3. Looks great! Were celebrating tomorrow so I'm spending all day today doing the same thing. Lots and Lots of cooking! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! This pie sounds very, very delicious! Yum cornbread and biscuits!

  5. huzzah for being able to take wednesday off from work to clean and cook up some yumminesses! happy thanksgiving to you, Jessica! enjoy the time with your family and enjoy all of the deeelicious vegan eats. derby pie sounds awesome & looks amazing, i love the cornbread 'n biscuits, and cranberry relish....ooooh, yay! is that a dyson you have there?! we have one - it's purple - and makes me happyfaced. ah ha ha! enjoy your day!

  6. diryduck, I'll post the Derby recipe and details tomorrow. It was sooooo good ... I was worried about it!

    jessy, yes - it is a Dyson!

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, I look forward to hearing about it.

  7. Ooo, I want to hear more about the pie, too. I sometimes try to find sneaky ways to sample a dessert beforehand. Like raise a bit of the crust, scoop a teeny bite, then push the crust back down. Or just start picking bites off the top until I realize how awful my pie looks now and how I'll now have to cover it with nuts or berries. But I would only do that if just family was eating it, of course, not other company. Hope you had a great visit with your parents after being apart so long!

  8. Love that pyrex bowl of cornbread & biscuits!

  9. cranberry relish? never had it but would love to try and make some. I have a lot of cranberries left over haha