I think Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday. It holds warm memories of family gatherings at my grandparent's house. And then when our numbers grew too large the family gatherings moved to our house. Thanksgiving always meant family and of course good food. When I was a little girl we would go for a visit to my great grandmother's house. This was my mom's grandmother. Her name was Vida Valentine Egan Kidd. She was a pioneer woman, Vida could put together an excellent meal in a matter of minutes. And she always made the same delicious cookies. Raisin filled cookies. -- Each year at Thanksgiving I always say to myself I'm going to make those cookies, but, never seem to make the time. Well this year I did it. However, the first recipe I took from the cookbook didn't turn out so well. So I emailed my aunt (dad's sister) and she sent back the recipe that grandma (dad's mom) used. And I had much better results. Now this is a cookie that taste better if it has a day or two to blend it's flavors together. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving and sharing this memory with my family.
Do they look good enough to eat?
Another fun memory I have of Vida Valentine (I just like saying her name) is that she was a quilter. As a little girl I slept under one of her quilts it was a double wedding ring. I remember tracing the rings as I went to sleep at night. I'm lucky enough to have one of Vida's quilts. When it came to me it was worn and thread bare in many places. But, with a friends help who gave me fabric from the 40's and 50's I was able to put the quilt back to good repair. And now I can enjoy this quilt as my own. This quilt has a story and maybe I will share it in the future,
I hope you have warm memories this Thanksgiving with your families and friends