Friday, November 12, 2010

Le Creuset Winner and My Thanksgiving Memory

Thank you to everyone who entered my Le Creuset giveaway. It was great to read all of your Thanksgiving memories and to get your treasured recipes all at once. I read some really funny stories that included gray mashed potatoes, seriously crazy pie baking, and drunk Grandpa's falling asleep at the dining table. I laughed so hard, and I got a little teary too as you all recalled memories of your family members who are no longer with you. Thank you for inviting me into your lives and sharing such special thoughts.

Someone asked me what my favorite recipes and memories were, so here they are: When I close my eyes and think of Thanksgiving, I see a feast and I see family. It's not in any specific place or time, it's just about being together and being grateful for what we had. Of course, the first year that we moved into our house (5 years ago) , we had 16 family members over to our house for dinner and I cooked for everyone and wouldn't let anyone else help. That was a real accomplishment though I was exhausted. But it was all worth it to have my in-laws with my father and step mother, mother and step father, grandparents, and extended family all under one roof. It hasn't happened since.

A few of my Thanksgiving must-haves include: Cranberry Freeze, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Herb Roasted Turkey, my mother's giblet stuffing, and Egg Gravy.

Before I announce the winner, I have to say that I wish I could give everyone a piece of this beautiful stoneware, but I'd be seriously in debt if I did. Rather than choosing a winner myself (which would be far too difficult) I turned to to select the recipient of the cherry Le Creuset.

Without further ado. The winner of the Le Creuset stoneware is...

#148 Sadie of Sadie's Kitchen Adventures!

Congratulations Sadie! Please email me your address and I'll get these ordered for you.


Unknown said...

Congrats to Sadie - enjoy!!


Astrid said...

One of my goals in life is to cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner. How awesome that you have alreay done that. It must have been so much work, yet so rewarding!! What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Thanksgiving is definitely a time for family but great food memories are made as well. Congratulations to the winner of this great giveaway.

Julie said...

Congrats to Sadie :D

Joy Tilton said...

Congrats to Sadie, she's lucky to win this great set. I had the same Corningware casseroles(the ones with the harvest design on the side) and they were on our Thanksgiving table throughout the years. I gave them to one of Mom's nurses recently and bought new. Funny about dishes, they are a part of our good memories!

tamilyn said...

It is funny how much food plays a role in memories..and like Joycee said, dishes too. The turkey was always on the same platter, the cake was on the same cake plate and the cranberry sauce was in the green footed dish.

Congrats Sadie-enjoy the fun gift!

Sadie said...

Oh Wow! I'm so happy! I actually won! Thank you!

Unknown said...

congrats sadie

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Darn! Congrats to Sadie.

Thanks for sharing your memory.


Souffle Bombay said...

Congrats nope not jealous...not one bit!

Santa are you watching?? :)

Unknown said...

What a lovely memory. Even if it isn't specific, it's still important to know what makes Thanksgiving special to you.

Congrats Sadie!

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