This year for Thanksgiving, I decided to put a new spin on an old recipe. I like traditional pumpkin pie, but most of the family are not fans. For years, I have made Turtle Pumpkin Pie, from a recipe I found on the back of a pie crust label. [kindred-recipe id=”2205″ title=”Turtle Pumpkin Pie”]
Everyone in my family seems to enjoy the Turtle Pumpkin Pie, but this year, I wanted something a little different. I wanted something pumpkin. Not only do I love all things pumpkin flavored, but it’s Thanksgiving, so you have to have something pumpkin, right?
For some reason, I got to thinking of my grandmother’s Chocolate Delight. She was a wonderful cook, who loved to try new recipes, and Chocolate Delight became one of her trademark desserts to bring to family reunions.[kindred-recipe id=”2209″ title=”Chocolate Delight”] I wish I could include all her recipes on the blog! But I know I will never be able to produce her fried chicken or banana pudding. Momaw Williams always made a huge meal for all of us after church on Sundays, and fried chicken and banana pudding were usually on the menu, along with all the garden produce that she grew, canned and froze. I never realized how much work and love went into what she put on her table, nor how much I would miss her (or her cooking). I sure would love just one more Sunday afternoon with my Momaw, sitting around that big table with all the family gathered around. She was a salt-of-the-earth kind of woman who loved the Lord and her family, her church and her neighbors, and if I can ever be half the woman she was, I will have accomplished something in life. I don’t think I will ever cook as well as she did, but I want a heart like hers, because she had a heart like Jesus!
Now, before I get lost in the past and dreaming of the future. (In Heaven with some folks I haven’t seen in a while.) Back to the recipe I came up with by combining these two, Pumpkin Delight.
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If you make it for your Thanksgiving feast, we will be trying it together. I really should have done a trial run sooner. (That’s why I don’t have pictures yet.) But I hope it turns out good and you enjoy it! As a side note, I am thinking of toasting the pecans for the topping. If there’s anything better than pecans, it would have to be toasted pecans!
So, on Thursday, I hope you spend some time remembering all you are thankful for, and that you have a wonderful meal. From my family to yours and from the bottom of my heart…HAPPY THANKSGIVING!