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November 24, 2010

With apologies to Lydia Maria Child

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Over the river, not through the wood,

to my sister’s house we’ll go

I know the way, short trip on highway,

not forecast is snow.

Over the river, not through the wood,

to “Auntie’s” house away

We will not stop, ‘less tire should pop,

for ’tis Thanksgiving Day!     

 Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I spent this afternoon cooking up my creations to bring to my sister’s house tomorrow where my family will enjoy the day.  I baked cranberry bread and zucchini bread:

In addition, I did the first part of the cooking of  this dish that my sister discovered a couple years ago and has since become a family favorite for the holidays. I’ll refridgerate it overnight and bake it tomorrow morning.  It is time consuming so my sister and I trade off on the cooking of this recipe.  Jennifer hosts Thanksgiving dinner for the family, so I make it for Thanksgiving, then in turn Jennifer makes it for Christmas dinner at my house.  As is fairly common with this pair of sisters, we make substitutions in the recipe.  A preference for cheddar cheese rather than gruyere, 1% milk and light cream rather than whole milk and heavy cream. 

I’d like to take this opportunity to say how thankful I am for this community of commenters and bloggers.  You’ve made blogging and commenting and responding to comments something I look forward to each day.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I hope you are able to enjoy it with the ones you love.


  1. I am very fond of fruit breads and nut breads and . . . OK, I love bread. It shows, too. Bread returns my love with an astonishing loyalty, tucking itself into every nook and cranny of my waist and hips. That savory pudding looks extremely good, and I can tell that I will make it sometime over the winter.

    That’s for later. This year I’m going to have Thanksgiving with sisters, too, which pretty much guarantees excellent treats. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Comment by Gerry — November 24, 2010 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

    • I hope you had a wonderful turkey day. Those breads can’t be too bad for you – they have fruits and vegetables in them afterall! 😉

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2010 @ 8:58 am | Reply

  2. Wow, that recipe sounds phenomenal! I’ll have to try that one sometime. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I still haven’t forgotten I owe you some “menu” items…

    Comment by Andrea — November 24, 2010 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Andrea – hope you had a great holiday too. The recipe is phenomenal, but definitely a once-in-a-while or holiday thing due to what I imagine is an astoundingly high fat content! I’m hoping to get to writing the follow-up blog post about dinner planning this weekend, so if you have the chance on the recipes, that’d be great!

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2010 @ 9:00 am | Reply

  3. Have a great Thanksgiving!

    Comment by Becky Sue — November 24, 2010 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

    • Thanks – I hope yours was a great day!

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2010 @ 9:01 am | Reply

  4. Happy Thanksgiving!
    You can have the zucchini bread, but the cranberry bread is all MINE! 😉 I would ask you for the recipe, but I have no one to help me eat it, and I’d rather not eat it all by myself because… well… because of the hips and waist thing, like Gerry said 😉

    Comment by thedailyclick — November 25, 2010 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

    • A lot of people think “ick” when they think of zucchini bread, but in all honesty, this should be called “cinnamon bread” because that is what you taste. You don’t taste zucchini at all – it just keeps the bread incredibly moist. If you ever want to make the cranberry bread, the recipe I use is on the back of the bag of cranberries!

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2010 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  5. Happy day, Karen and family! Hope it was a wondermous one…..I, too, am thankful for this community of friends. Thanx for being here 🙂

    Comment by Cindy Lou — November 26, 2010 @ 9:57 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Cindy. I’m happy you take the time to come over and read here!

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2010 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

  6. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful photos. I’ve really enjoyed following along as you learn to use Andre. 😀

    The zucchini and cranberry breads look yummy. I’ve made a version of that stuffing in the past. You aren’t kidding when you wrote that it’s time consuming! The version I made called for brie as the cheese. It was delicious but I doubt I’ll make it again (because I’m lazy that way…lol!).

    Comment by Robin — November 26, 2010 @ 2:54 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Robin.
      Brie sounds like a fabulous idea for that onion dish – perhaps I’ll suggest it to my sister for Christmas!

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2010 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  7. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Karen. Thank YOU so much for sharing your life with all of us. I am grateful for that…

    Comment by Kathy — November 27, 2010 @ 1:49 pm | Reply

    • Thanksgiving was warm and delicious – although my poor sister had a plumbing issue that day, so the dishwater had to be collected in a large pan and thrown outside!

      Comment by Karma — November 27, 2010 @ 2:12 pm | Reply

  8. […] I told you last year, with my somewhat silly take on the Lydia Maria Child classic, I go to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. (I host the family for Christmas, so it […]

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