What I’m Really Thankful For…and 2 GF Recipes

“What are you thankful for in our marriage?” I said at Saturday morning’s porch party.  I didn’t really expect an answer. I mean, what husband loves relationship questions, especially first thing in the morning? And this December, we celebrate our 34th anniversary–maybe too many years spent together to answer my question.

Rick rocked and drank his coffee. Stared toward the November trees.

“Camaraderie, I guess.”

“Really? Even though I don’t get into sports?”

“Yeah, we do life together.”

“I love that! Tonight will you cook with me? I have two new recipes, but they’re not your kind of food. Harvest Pumpkin Soup and Gluten Free Carrot Cake.”

“No problem. I’ll make some nachos too.”

We’ve started cooking together on the weekends–so much fun! Wish you could have seen him Saturday night. He was just like Snoopy fixing Thanksgiving dinner.

He grated a big pile of carrots (which is a labor of love!) and chopped pecans for the cake. That’s our pumpkin soup in the blender.

Here’s the cake before I frosted it with homemade cream cheese icing–which is simple to make. Who knew? Note the Betty Crocker GF yellow cake mix, but I added special ingredients. 🙂

The finished dishes….

We couldn’t tell the cake was GF! I’m serious. And we ate every bite of our GF Harvest Pumpkin Soup.

All these years and I had no idea I was married to a pumpkin soup and carrot cake lovin’ man. 🙂

Recipe for Harvest Pumpkin Soup from Country Living Magazine, November 2012.

Recipe for Gluten Free Carrot Cake from Betty Crocker. (I was diagnosed with Celiac disease 5 years ago.)

I’m REALLY thankful for doing life together. And I’m REALLY thankful to connect with each one of you~~

What are you REALLY thankful for?

P.S. Have you ever made carrot cake? Sorta like marriage.  Some work required but so worth it!

Love,

Julie