The cold weather is almost here and our Sunday family day gatherings are now starting out with sitting by the fireplace and sipping hot spiced cider (Joy’s special recipe of course). It’s a great time to get together and talk about the upcoming holidays and everyone's part in it. Of course Joy will take over and control the conversation, and my younger sister Jackie and I will let her. (We really don't care. If it makes her feel like a big shot, then go ahead! Lol)
This year Jackie will host the holiday and roast a turkey in the oven and her hubby will be outside with all the guys frying two more! We like to make a lot so everyone can take some home to have the special leftover sandwich the next day. I will make all the side dishes — the green bean bake, sweet corn pudding and all the other traditional ones — and Joy will make all the pies, apple-walnut, pumpkin and the special MaryEllen's Pecan Pie with the secret ingredient. You have to try this one!