It's not what we have in life, it is who we have in life that matters.
It's that time of year again, where you devote the time to share smiles, memories and give thanks to those in your life who are continuously there, who love and support you and are priceless in your eyes. The time of year where we pay tribute to every blessing in our lives, for every moment, for our health, love, happiness and for life.
To all my friends that have supported me through 2016, I love you more than you will ever know. To my family, my extension of myself, you are my life. To every person I know and those I don't, I hope you realize how beautiful and important you are in this world. 💕
This year was the first non-traditional thanksgiving I've had. I became really, really ill so I only got to participate in a (hopefully) new tradition.
Sunday, I went apple picking for the first time. It was so great to see the animals, sip on warm apple cider, pick all the apples (and taste test them) and made 2 yummy apple crisps. I think I'm going to make another apple crisp today if my cold permits. So far, my thanksgiving Monday is dedicated to bed rest, lozenges, warm water with lemon+honey and all the tissues in the world.
Shall | Pretty Thingz Body Suit | F21 Jeans | Levis Boots | Steve Madden
Even though I am feeling pretty crumby, I am still super thankful for all the loved ones in my life. I keep perusing Pinterest for many ideas for next year's thanksgiving. I think I'm going to host it at my family home and try and do all the cooking and decorations. I love interior decorating, my Pinterest and upcoming project are paying tribute to that part of my passion. When I have my own home, I will always have people over - I love hosting, preparing, cooking, baking, thematic designs and making sure my guests have an awesome time. My mom always told me: I envision you having a room full of guests, decor with food on every night of the week. I truly believe this will be the case. I was always given the task to make name cards and decorate the table when we had company over, and that passion has never let up!
Wishing everyone so much love this time of year, we all have so much to be thankful for. Sending my warm wishes to you and yours, don't forget to show gratitude to those around you.
Ps. with all these fresh apples, I decided to add in my apple crisp recipe.
Seeing as we made two batches, I don't have a specific measurement, more of a guideline, I usually eyeball this recipe. My intuition has always served me right in life, and usually goes my way in the kitchen, and when it doesn't, then I just get to laugh and have fun at my trials!
Gena's Apple Crisp
1/3 cup of unsalted butter or margarine 4-6 apples peeled and chopped (make sure to fill the pan adjust recipe as needed)
Step One: Start the oven (350 F) and place peeled and chopped up apples on the pan or tin you used.
Step Two: Mix all the dry ingredients and place it on top of the apples
Step Three: put butter over top of crumble mix
Step Four: Add more brown sugar as needed to caramelize (alternate between more melted butter, you want an even coat without it being too soaked)
Step Five: Put in the oven until the top is brown and bubbly, you want to use a fork to check that the apples are soft. Serve up with any of the additives...you can also refer to step one and add other fruit, I think I will try this recipe with peaches, raspberries and apples next time!