Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pumpkin Cake

Because we aren't going to eat enough over the next two days, Stella and I baked a Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting tonight.  It's the most kid-friendly recipe, inspired by this post.  I added a little bit of vanilla to the mix and Stella added sprinkles on top (next time, I'd like to replace the sprinkles with chopped pecans).  It is so easy and so yummy and this Thanksgiving Eve, I am thankful for these sweet moments she and I share. 

This long holiday weekend I hope to find time to delve further into this book.  Have you read it?  It's centered around the round-up of Jews in 1942 Paris.  It makes me thankful that my great-grandmother escaped Kraków, Poland before the Nazis invaded.  So the story goes that her mother hid all of her babies under her skirt while fleeing, although I think long before the invasion.  But what if they had stayed?  It's truly amazing to look at Stella and realize that she would not be here, nor would I, had it not been for such brave acts so many decades ago.  (If now you're wondering, I have a Jewish mother and a Baptist father...I like to joke that I'm both chosen and saved.  And to really mix it up, I married a Catholic.)

I'm also thankful to have met so many of you through this blog. It's been so inspiring and a great escape. Thank you for your time, your kind words, funny musings, and for sharing a little bit of your world as well.  I hope you have the most delicious, coziest Thanksgiving tomorrow with your loved ones.  xo


Holli said...

happy Thanksgiving to you!!!

JMW said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Tiffany! I just finished Sarah's Key a couple of weeks ago. Excellent book, but emotionally draining at times. I would have to put the book down at times and go hug my kids while they were sleeping. God bless your great grandmother for what she went through. And love the chosen/saved designation!

a.j said...

nice pumpkin cake! :D