Sophie Winston of the Domestic Diva Mystery series chiming in because it’s that time of year again -- time for First Murder Bourbon Pecan Pie!
Thanksgiving should be such a peaceful and fun holiday. No shopping, no worries about returning gifts or wrong sizes. Just great company and delicious food. There’s always too much food and is it ever good! Juicy turkey, mashed potatoes and savory gravy, sweet potatoes with melting marshmallows on top, and my favorite, sweet, tart cranberry sauce! Not to mention the heavenly desserts like pecan pie and pumpkin cheesecake. Did someone mention bourbon whipped cream on top?
One year, though, Thanksgiving wasn’t quite what I expected. I thought my parents would come for a visit, and that my sister would bring her fiance. Simple enough, I could handle dinner for five. I imagined I would have plenty of extra time, so I entered the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown, just to put my rival, Natasha in her place. What a Thanksgiving that turned out to be!
My little family dinner swelled to fifteen people, two dogs, and one Ocicat kitten. What could be worse than having your former in-laws come to dinner, not to mention the woman your ex-husband is now shacking up with!
I’ll tell you what’s worse -- thinking that one of the people gathered around your dining room table is a murderer! Is it any wonder that Willow Vanderling’s author, Janet Bolin, suggested I name my pie First Murder Bourbon Pecan Pie?
You can read all about that Thanksgiving in THE DIVA RUNS OUT OF THYME. I’m glad that holiday is behind me. This Thanksgiving will be much, much better!
My family is gathering at my brother’s house for Christmas day celebrations this year. His wife, a bit of a micro-manager, has planned every tiny detail. Her parents will be coming, as will mine. It will be one big happy holiday -- I hope. In fact, my author, Krista, is having a contest to celebrate the book coming in December about my Christmas, THE DIVA COOKS A GOOSE.
All you have to do is send your favorite Christmas Cookie recipe to her at Krista at KristaDavis dot com. The five winners will have their recipes posted on-line. She's very excited about it -- no wonder, she's going to be baking and eating a lot of cookies.
Yikes! Meanwhile, I’m the one who is cooking a goose for Christmas Eve dinner at my house. And I was planning a Raspberry Bombe for New Year's Eve. I'm beginning to think I should be very worried . . .
What do you look forward to most about Thanksgiving?