One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is having an extra piece of pumpkin pie to take home.

For many of you, you may be getting a head-start on Black Friday . . . thanksgivingpiebox

I do hope you made up some of these boxes for your guests to take home a piece of pumpkin pie.

Click the picture on the right to be taken to the PDF for downloading and printing.

I like to do as much as possible a day ahead. Then while the turkey is roasting in the oven, I go out and rake up leaves. There is something invigorating about this little bit of physical labor in the fresh outdoor fall air.

It’s amazing how quickly these leaves get raked up and put in the yard waste barrel.

I then relax on the front porch with a hot cup of coffee admiring my yard before cleaning up and working on the vegetables for my Thanksgiving dinner.

I like having a relaxing day . . . no major rushing around before my family and friends arrive. I do like to have everything ready so I can relax a bit.

Jigsaw puzzles and Thanksgiving seem to go together. It’s a time to get a bit nostalgic.

I hope your Thanksgiving Day, however you celebrate it is blissful.

Thanks for stopping by!