Happy Thanksgiving

The holiday season has officially begun.  Ta-Daaaa!

This is a great time of year.  We get to enjoy the company of friends and family.  We get to enjoy all the delicious foods of this harvest season.  What isn’t there to love?

I suppose the downside is the busy-ness of the holidays.  It is a busy time, and it goes by so fast.  Every year I think I’m ready for “it”.  I’m prepared and buckled in to enjoy every moment of Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en, Christmas, and New Years.

But then I asked myself this morning: “Is it really Thanksgiving weekend already?  How did that happen?”

Instead of freaking out that I have not bought my turkey, I have not decided which vegetables we are going to have, or when I’m going to have time to make my pie shell (which happens to be gluten-free and is very tricky to make)…I need to take a deep breath.  Perhaps a few.

Let’s all just take a deep breath.

I’m not going to worry about dinner.  I’m throwing the whole turkey idea out the window, and I’m going with a simple Rainbow Trout.  I would rather relax and spend time with my loved ones rather than sweating it out with Mr. Gobble Gobble.  And I am okay with this.

OH…there will be apple pie.  And of course I will be wearing my apron.

The apple pie I am making is from the Butter Baked Goods cookbook.  And this weekend I’m trying it out for the first time.  I’ll let you know how it goes.


Butter Baked Goods cookbook is incredible and I highly recommend it.  It is a beautiful book to look through.  The pictures are styled so beautifully and the baked goods are mouth-watering.  I actually happen to really love reading cookbooks.  I read them like a novel.  They are one of my favourite things to read.

Here are 5 things I am grateful for in my life:

1. I am grateful for my chilly, but refreshing brisk morning walk.
2. I am grateful for having the opportunity to have my own business, which I love.
3. I am grateful for my family, and friends.
4. I am grateful for my customers, which I have enjoy meeting and serving over the last 7 years.
5. I am grateful for my freedom in this amazing beautiful country of mine, Canada!

There is so much more I am grateful for, but I like to write about them in my journal every night before shut eye.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!