let the celebrations begin!

A few weeks ago I made Chocolate Pumpkin Bread to empty up some cabinet space. The bread was a hit and disappeared quickly. I tried to remake it last night and . . . well, let's just say I missed a few ingredients and the second batch was pretty bland. I think it's going to end up becoming Martha Stewart's Chocolate Bread Pudding.

In reality, though, flavorless pumpkin bread will soon be forgotten even if it becomes something spectacular. The food is just the backdrop for what this Thanksgiving week is all about. I've spent the past few days thinking about synonyms for thankfulness, reflecting on what I'm grateful for, what graciousness means and how to best say it. What it boils down to? There are many things in life that make me happy, but the people around me are really what bring me joy. So this Thanksgiving I'd like to say it as loudly as possible: I'm so thankful to have you in my life! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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