It is a busy week for me and for you too I suppose if you live in the US. Thanksgiving is one of those Holidays when many people travel, tote food and sometimes even early Christmas gifts. My Son is cooking this year, he has for many years. I am required only to bring pies. In the beginning I would make 8 to 10 pies, three or four different kinds. This year 2 pies, one kind, Pumpkin. We are a small group now.
I am also baking the quick breads for our annual post Thanksgiving Morning Mass tea social. I need to start the Biscotti and some other freezable cookies as well. In addition, it is noodle making time. One of my favorite noodle gifts are Spaetzle noodles. I use a traditional maker and cook the noodles in chicken stock and garnish with fresh parsley. It is one of those requested items that I make for the Holidays. I know, it is a little odd but middle European ethnic foods are very popular here. Not many people learned how to make them but remember them at the Christmas table.
My dear friend who lost his battle with cancer this Summer requested his noodles during chemo. It was one of the few foods he could tolerate. Miss you Zip.