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Like so many of my fellow Steepsters in the USA, this Monday will be spent scampering off to the grocery store for Thanksgiving Dinner ingredients.
My daughter called this morning to inform me that the body count for dinner at her home will be 20 people, 10 children and 10 over the age of 15. Oh my! I’m so glad she has a big house and an acre out back for the 6 non-infant boys to run around and play on a beautiful warm Autumn day. It will be warm here!

As the only Elder, I am required to bring the food memories my daughter can’t live without. Fortunately, that’s easy. She makes my mom’s turkey stuffing and has the antique gravy boat. I create her favorite yam, apple and pecan casserole layered like a lasagna with butter, maple, brown sugar and spice.
This year I’m making the kids ice cream pies. Pumpkin and candy cane peppermint pies for fun. And tea of course.
(I’ll save my prize winning Apple Pie for Christmas when we’re just family and have RIBS!)

Off shopping I must go! But first, TEA! Dessert tea puts me in a good mood. (All tea puts me in a good mood most of the time!)

I made a small pot of Chocolate Covered Strawberry tea, looking forward to several sweet cups.
Right off, this isn’t a tea that I would drink without adding sugar or sweetener. Some dessert tea’s you can omit sweetening, but not this one. The strawberry flavor is released when sweetened and is the dominant flavor in the tea.
I found the taste sour from the artificial flavoring so I added some cream to soften the tea and make it creamy. This helped.

Another thing that I have trouble with is the chocolate. The strawberry flavor is strong and the chocolate is hardly there at all. (I’ve had trouble tasting the chocolate flavor in all the Della Terra Chocolate Tea’s though, maybe the artificial flavoring and my taste buds are at odds with each other)

This isn’t an awful tea, don’t get me wrong. It’s more of a strawberry tea in my opinion.

I think some of the other tea’s I’ve tried have been more successful.

Off to shop!

TheTeaFairy

Woh! Full house, that will create an ambiance, that’s for sure!
Didn’t care much for that tea either, although I think Della Terra makes pretty decent flavoured teas (from most of the ones I’ve tried so far at least…)

hannabling

Everyone, there’s a PAR-TAY at Bonnie’s!!

TeaBrat

I need to go to the grocery store today but I’m a little afraid of what I will find there, lol

Bonnie

Better going to shop today than Wednesday!!!

TeaBrat

Yes, very true!

Invader Zim

My Grandmother makes a similar baked yams, only hers is peaches and cashews instead of apples and pecans. It’s so delicious, I eat more of that than the turkey!

Bonnie

Wow, peaches?!

Tea Sipper

yam, apple and pecan casserole layered like a lasagna with butter, maple, brown sugar and spice …that sounds like the best thing ever!

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TheTeaFairy

Woh! Full house, that will create an ambiance, that’s for sure!
Didn’t care much for that tea either, although I think Della Terra makes pretty decent flavoured teas (from most of the ones I’ve tried so far at least…)

hannabling

Everyone, there’s a PAR-TAY at Bonnie’s!!

TeaBrat

I need to go to the grocery store today but I’m a little afraid of what I will find there, lol

Bonnie

Better going to shop today than Wednesday!!!

TeaBrat

Yes, very true!

Invader Zim

My Grandmother makes a similar baked yams, only hers is peaches and cashews instead of apples and pecans. It’s so delicious, I eat more of that than the turkey!

Bonnie

Wow, peaches?!

Tea Sipper

yam, apple and pecan casserole layered like a lasagna with butter, maple, brown sugar and spice …that sounds like the best thing ever!

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Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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