Before I left Mexico for the Thanksgiving break, my baby brother and I were already discussing the logistics of mustard greens for dinner Thanksgiving Day.
The week before Thanksgiving I wrote: I appreciate my former coworkers. I didn't understand, really, why they would be so relieved, and vocal about their relief, when a long weekend or holiday approached. I would get anxious because a day off just meant that things would be tougher when we came back. A day off … Continue reading stress relief
The first time I made a pie crust, I was fifteen years old. My mom and my grandmother would begin baking two days before Thanksgiving dinner. There were seven kids in my mom's family. The entire group would be together for dinner, and my grandmother wanted everyone to have their favorite dessert. So they were … Continue reading American Pie II
"As American as apple pie." Like baseball, we from the U.S. claim apple pie as our invention and part of our heritage. Hold on a sec. Just how American is apple pie? Apples originated in the area now known as Turkey and that's a long, long way from America. They were brought to North America … Continue reading American Pie