The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, a bathroom remodel project was started in my house. Between the trips to hardware store after hardware store and the technology issues I’ve been experiencing, I have not had time to finish posts that I’ve been working on. So here we are just over two weeks after Thanksgiving and I am posting two posts I thought would be posted each of the Saturdays immediately following Thanksgiving. What is that Steinbeck said about the best-laid plans of mice and men?
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday; more than even Christmas. I’ve always loved its simplicity revolving around family and friends, food and football. It is the slower paced, more relaxing holiday that lacks the commercialism of modern Christmas.
In spite of my love for Thanksgiving or actually probably because of it, in recent years I have stressed over it. I have allowed others to interfere and determine how my holiday turns out. Even during years where the holiday has turned out enjoyable, I stress because with my other half’s family things can change on a whim.
This year, I promised myself that I wasn’t going to let others ruin my favorite holiday. I told my best friend and my sisters that I had made my peace with the situation, that I was going to be at Zen with the outcome whether I enjoyed the holiday I wanted or stayed home alone cooking my turkey and favorite sides. Ultimately, I decided I was going to Thanksgiving dinner at my sister Debbie’s house and stopping by my sister Judy’s for dessert (and making my own smaller Thanksgiving later that weekend).
I decided I would bring pumpkin cheesecake to both gatherings.
I used the Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe that I had saved in my recipe box on allrecipes.com with some minor changes.
All the ingredients gathered on the work surface.