November 1st! Here We Go!

As I posted in my last couple of blogs, I have had a difficult time blogging lately.  So I decided to take the plunge and join the crowd at  and I will be blogging once a day for the month of November.

NaBloPoMo_November_small It is now November 1st and as far as I am concerned fall is about over.  Peak colours are through and leaves are falling everywhere.  I love the change and the colours and I absolutely love the thought of Thanksgiving.  It’s the time of year when whatever family is available to gather we do.  And we eat. And as we are eating we begin discussing what we will prepare next year.  I know, that sounds crazy.  But I have birthed sons who love to cook and create flavours.  We have turkey prepared a different way each year.  I make the yeast rolls and the pies.  This year I am adding a duck into the mix as appetizer.  Oh!  And the Pineapple Wassail!  Yum.  I can’t wait.

What are your traditions?  Please comment ideas and recipes and the things you like and don’t like.

I know Thanksgiving can be hard if you have difficult family situations.  Let’s help each other.  Start new traditions of your own.  Family goes farther than just blood relations.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Find hope and love during this season – it is a necessary ingredient in life.


cate b


11 thoughts on “November 1st! Here We Go!

  1. Hi Cate!
    I’m so delighted that you are taking on this challenge. I will support you all the way. Having just finished a 31-day blog challenge, I know how powerful it can be. I’ve thought about you often in the last couple of weeks, with your struggle with the blog. I went through one of those slumps myself–a slump that lasted four months. The challenge certainly helped me over that and beyond. I wish you all the best.

  2. Thanksgiving at our house would not be the same without my Berry Mallow Yam Bake and my MIL’s stuffing (though I don’t care for it much). I’m thrilled to know the kids will be home this year; our first as empty nesters.

  3. Cook a chinese style style turkey using 5-spice powder as rub or better yet if you like indian, tandoori turkey (using tondoori spices as rub, of course), lol…

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