To Be Thankful...
By the time you read this, I will be some 3,000 miles away from my studio, happily strolling through Brooklyn and Manhattan for a lovely whirlwind visit. We'll be toasting friends with glasses of champagne at the news of a beloved couples' upcoming wedding; huddling around tiny tables with large mugs of coffee and perfect pastries; walking through our old favorite neighborhoods to cozy up to magical spots old and new. Our trip to Brooklyn will be brief but promises to brim up and over with all things sparkly New York.
Then we'll hop on the train and head to New Jersey for a cooking marathon with my husband's family. The last count told 35 adults and 9 children will gather at my in-laws for a Thanksgiving feast. We haven't been back to the east coast for Thanksgiving in over four years but this has allowed me to gain greater confidence in my pie making skills. So, I'll be making two apple-cranberry pies and love my pie crust recipe so much that I'm packing it in my suitcase, just to be certain.
I can't wait for long chilly walks on the Jersey boardwalk with my camera in tow; bustling through the streets and subways of New York with that only-New-York-can-create anxious inside sparkly amazement; and sharing the kitchen and dinner tables with 40+ of my husband's cousins and aunts and uncles. I've been dreaming of potatoes and stuffing and mushroom gravy and sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce and homemade pies for weeks now! Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends stateside, and happy days of thanks to my sweet friends around the globe.
Be back soon...