Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving

Since, I'm from York in the UK originally, I don't have any traditions of this holiday until fairly recently. I love the whole getting together with the family; eating a big, delicious meal; watching movies; and being incredibly lazy, that sounds wonderful to me!
I don't like american football, I will never understand it, nor be willing to watch it for the endless hours it seems to take to finish the game!
But, one tradition at my Mother-in-Law's house that I love the best and embrace wholeheartedly is the New Skete Cheesecake!
It is the most delicious cheesecake known to man, if you haven't experienced it then you have to!
It's made by the nuns of the New Skete monastry at Cambridge, NY -
http://www.newskete.com/index.htm
and the flavors are amazing, like amaretto and cream (pictured above), apple walnut, chocolate amaretto, eggnog, irish cream, kahlua, key lime, raspberry ripple, pumpkin and white chocolate!
Or you can get a sampler cheesecake and try a nibble of each!
So, although I love all the brown paper bag turkeys, graph paper native american bead belts, construction paper feather headdresses, I guess what I'm most thankful for (apart from my family, friends and good health obviously! ) is cheesecake!

7 comments:

MagdaleneJewels said...

I never even thought about the fact that we (US) are the only one's who do celebrate Thanksgiving. I don't the British Rulers were too happy with us at that time to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, but thank God for cheesecake - those nuns sure know how to party!

BeadedTail said...

Cheesecake is certainly something to be grateful for! It's one of my favorite desserts ever!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love the turkey you showed us!

storybeader said...

you have me drooling! I love cheesecake! Have a fun get-together! You can always sit around the kitchen table, or help clean up during the football game - that's what a lot of women do! LOL

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

I love the taste of cheese cake...

I didn't know that you were from the UK. (Or if I knew, I forgot LOL)

LazyTcrochet said...

Oh yes, cheesecake is a wonderful thing to be thankful for! I've got a great family recipe on my blog too.

Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock said...

I can never turn down a good cheesecake. Mmmmm. ;)