November 18, 2014


I love the month of November.
It captures such lovely days of happiness.......

 November, 2010

November, 2010

November, 2011

 November, 2012

 A November day in Ohio, 2013

Today, I'm flying home to Texas. It's been a glorious week and a half. Our little Luke is so much better after his emergency surgery. Yes, it was an unexpected turn of events, beginning Halloween night, but we are well on the road to recovery. Miss M feels like she lost the last half of October and here we find ourselves, mid-November. Gratitude for what we have right now requires constant practice. Look at the moments above that were recorded on film. Just great joy on ordinary November days. All this happiness and gratitude roll right into Thanksgiving day, as we count our fortunate good health and many blessings. 

As our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving, 
you may want to include this southern delight on your dessert table! 
Sadly, there will be no leftovers on this one!

White Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light brown Karo syrup
1/4 cup dark brown Karo syrup
1/4 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 t. vanilla
Pinch of salt
2 cups pecan halves
1 cup fine white chocolate, melted (5 ounces)
1 cup good quality Bourbon (Jack Daniels)
1 nine-inch pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With an electric mixer, beat egg and egg yolk in a mixing bowl until light. Add the brown sugar and continue to beat on medium speed for five minutes. Mix in both Karo syrups, butter, vanilla and salt. Blend in pecans, white chocolate and then.....the bourbon!!!

Pour into the unbaked pie shell and bake for 50-60 minutes. Cover with foil toward the end to prevent over browning! Heavenly!!

Today marks our 42nd wedding anniversary. How fitting that I will be flying into the arms of my lifetime sweetheart....1:30 PM, November 18,1972, Christ Lutheran Church, Jackson, Mississippi....


  1. So sorry for the little guys sickness, so glad he is better! So glad you are going back home. I am sure you were so missed! Happy Anniversary! Copy and pasted that delicious pie...
    Love, Roxy

  2. Yum! Safe travels, dear Estelle! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. So happy that your little "grand" is all better. -happy sigh- Words can not express all the emotions, which you and your family have lived through, in these past weeks. Lots and lots of gentle hugs, all round.

    Happy 42nd Anniversary!!!

    Our 56th, was on November 8. :-)

    Oh my! That PIE! Oh my!!!!


  4. Happy Anniversary!

    So glad that your grandson Luke is on the mend. What a relief for you all.

    That pie looks delicious.


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