Thursday, November 27, 2008

We Are Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from the Casa Gals! Here is a brief round up of what we're most thankful for this year!

Christina Harlin
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving? My Aunt Cathy’s mashed potatoes
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? Pizza and trivia games the night before Thanksgiving
3. What are you thankful for this year? My son’s wonderful adjustment to high school.

Linda Wisdom
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving? Turkey. I LOVE turkey and enjoy finding new ways to fix it up.
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? Sadly, our family has shrunk over the years, but just being together is grea.
3. What are you thankful for this year? For my friends and the whole hearted support they've given me.

Michele Anne Young
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving?
In Canada we had our Thanksgiving in October, and in England we don't do it at all. I guess we were the ones the founding fathers left behind lol. But I love turkey, and I make this amazing recipe, chiffonade of brussels sprouts, shredded sprouts fried for 2 mins in the fat from two rashers of bacon, with said bacon crumbled in and mixed with chopped toasted hazelnuts and nutmeg. To die for. I always make traditional English bread sauce. Its quite fattening and gross but we all love it. And of course sage and onion stuffing. I guess its what the English would have done had they done one. Except of course I do exactly the same for Christmas. Only I make xmas pud.
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? Getting together with my brother and sister in law and their two children, and eating.
3. What are you thankful for this year? Health.

Marie Force
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving?
The stuffing and pumpkin bread I make only once a year from my mother's recipes.
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? My sister-in-law Holly long ago introduced the "thankful" game where we each write something serious and something silly we are thankful for and then draw them out of a hat. It's so much fun to try to guess who wrote each answer. Lots of laughs.
3. What are you thankful for this year? My family's good health and a book on the shelves!

Loucinda McGary
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving? Fruit salad, made with fresh fruit, of course! Also yeasty rolls. My mom wasn't much of a cook, but she made GREAT homemade rolls, very labor intensive so she only made them at holidays.
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? Going on a cruise during the holidays. We've done it the past 3 years and I hope it's a tradition we continue! This year, however, we are going on a tour, not a cruise.
3. What are you thankful for this year? That I've accomplished my long-time dream of having a book on the book store shelves, and people who don't even know me are actually reading it!

Mary Margaret Daughtridge
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving? Turkey dressing is my favorite but since I've become sensitive to wheat, making it is more of a production than if used to be. This weekend I plan to drag out the bread machine to make a loaf of wheat-free bread solely for the purpose of stuffing. Truth is, the stuffing won't be as good as that made with wheat-based bread, but it's better than none at all. I also love cranberry relish--the kind with cranberries and a whole orange chopped up together with pecans and sugar. When it's good, it's scrumptious. Unfortunately, it's a total crap shoot as to whether it will be good or not. I would never depend on being able to serve it.
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? Our family tradition is to go to the Outer Banks for Thanksgiving.
3. What are you thankful for this year? I'm thankful for my new townhouse--I really love living more simply. I'm also grateful for the expansion of my world as the result of being published by Casablanca.

Robin Kaye
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving? Stuffing - I use my grandmother's recipe and it's awesome.
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? The five of us all get together to make the pies Thanksgiving morning. The kids put the apples on the apple peeler and fight over who gets to turn the crank. They all wear their aprons which invariably need to be washed after each use. I have very happy memories of my flour-splattered husband and kids in the kitchen.
3. What are you thankful for this year? My incredible family and friends, my career, and the casababes

Judi Fennell
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving? Stuffing - This is "my" holiday. I love getting up early and making the stuffing with the ingredients my family helped me chop up the day before.
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? Playing Scrabble after the "first" meal is over and all the leftovers are set up on the counter and island. We plunk ourselves at the kitchen table and players come and go as the football games change or "turkey naps" kick in.
3. What are you thankful for this year? My family - always. But especially this year for their love and support while I write and promote my stories. And for an awesome editor, publisher, publicist, agent, cover artist and my Casababe sistas!

Beth Cornelison
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving? Cracker Barrel's Chocolate Pecan pie!
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? Eating and watching football
3. What are you thankful for this year? Family, book contracts, health

Sharon Lathan
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving? The easy answer is ALL of it, but more than anything I would have to say pumpkin pie and the dressing passed on from my grandfather. Sorry ladies, but MY dressing recipe is the best in the world!!
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? My daughter and I rent classic movies or past Oscar winners and have a marathon.
3. What are you thankful for this year? Naturally the continued health and safety of my hubby and kids. Without them I would be nowhere in this world. Of course, this year is especially sweet as my dreams of seeing my novel come to life is to be realized!

Cheryl Brooks
1. What food do you most look forward to on Thanksgiving? Turkey gravy!
2. What fun family tradition do you most enjoy? Dinner with the family!
3. What are you thankful for this year? My family: at home, at work, and at SB Casablanca!

7 comments:

  1. Okay, my patients made it through the night and so did I. Turkey is in the oven, and I'm going to bed!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!!

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  2. Stopping by to say Happy Thanksgiving to everybody! Enjoy the day.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving to all the Casa Babes and our friends.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy the day!!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving all!

    Enjoy your day.

    Linda

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to all! The turkey has been stuffed (in our bellies) and we're waiting for dessert, so I thought I'd check in. Hope everyone is having a happy and full (!) holiday!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving, all of you! I'm also thankful for "meeting" you and your fabulous books! Have a terrific day!

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