I hope all my U.S. readers had a great Thanksgiving Day. Mine was fab, a very small family gathering but I cooked turkey and all the trimmings. I tried this recipe for dessert: Autumn Pear Pudding Cake. It was ok but I probably won't make it again. The topping was good and a neat idea but the cake part was definitely cake, there was no confusion about it being pudding-cake. The topping made a sweet cinnamon-flavored shiny crust, which I am trying to figure out how to incorporate into other recipes. But clearly I need to try my hand at pie-making for this whole holiday thing. We have two more Thanksgivings to go to so the fun isn't over yet.
To everyone shopping on this crazy Friday: Good luck getting your bargains. Stop by and tell us about the deals you scored!
Be safe on this holiday weekend, drive carefully and most of all, enjoy your loved ones.