I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Ours was lovely.
We were home in Asheville for Thanksgiving for the first time since we moved to Texas back in 2004.
Pictured above are: my Mom's beautifully set table...my favorite plate of the year (and this year with deviled eggs and brussell sprouts...so delicious, thanks to my sweet sister-in-law!)...gorgeous pumpkins...vintage (maybe even antique!) place settings...a phenomenal pumpkin cake, if I do say so myself...a crystal jar full of years of counted blessings...loved how the kids table was also part of the adult table...the whole group together...and in the middle, the ladies in the kitchen. Loved getting to cook with my Mom and sisters!
What a blessing it was to be with all of my family and Brent's parents this Thanksgiving...we were just missing Brent's brother and his family...California seems desperately far away this time of year.
I'm slowly easing back into routine after weeks of colds and the flu followed by Thanksgiving...so thanks for being patient here on the blog!
So how about a recipe?
In my opinion, there is still plenty of time to enjoy pumpkin deliciousness ...so here's a copy of the recipe I used to make the cake pictured below (and above!) It's not too pumpkin-y. Brent and my Dad don't care too much for anything pumpkin...but they both loved this cake. So I think it could definitely still work leading up to Christmas time.
To break up the prep time, make the crunch topping and cakes one day and then leave the frosting and assembly for the next. Allow time to chill the cake to aid in easy slicing. And invite as many people as you can to share it, or you will be tempted to devour the entire thing yourself.
Layered Pumpkin Cake