Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from Hannah!

Preparing banana bread
 I really love preparing for Thanksgiving. This morning we got up really early to play finish playing piano and violin. Then we started cleaning the house. We all had different jobs. I dusted the furniture, and Michael and I vacuumed. Sarah swept and washed the floors. Miriam cleaned the bathroom, and Michael did the laundry. We also had to clean up our own rooms. Once the house was cleaned, we got to bake.

We have twins! 
Sarah and I made banana bread, while Michael and Miriam made pumpkin bread. We worked on opposite sides of the table. Sarah and I worked on one end, and Miriam and Michael worked on the other side. Sarah helped me crack the eggs, she did one and I did one. Miriam and Michael also had some eggs to crack for their pumpkin bread.When Miriam was cracking one of the eggs she had twins! There were two yolks in one egg. Then she let Michael have a turn to crack but when he cracked his egg it was just a regular egg. Now it was our turn to crack our eggs. I let Sarah go first, and when she cracked it we also saw twins. When I cracked my egg I noticed it was just one big yolk. To make banana bread, we also had to add the flour, sugar, butter,bananas, and the best part was lots of chocolate chips.The pumpkin bread had flour, sugar, oil, pumpkin puree, spices, and of course lots of chocolate chips.  After we mixed all the ingredients, we put the batter on a greased pan, and set it in the oven to bake for one hour. The kitchen smelled delicious while the breads baked.  

Mashing up the bananas

Michael and Miriam making pumpkin bread

 pouring the batter
adding chocolate chips
All done! Banana and pumpkin bread fresh out of the oven

While we were making the banana bread and pumpkin bread, my dad and grandma were preparing the turkey. They had to clean it, stuff it with fruits and vegetables, season it, and put it in the oven to bake for 5 hours. 

cleaning the turkey

stuffing the turkey

 After baking, we had to put all the ingredients in the right place, wash the dishes and clean the table. Then we are ready to make stuffing. We had four cutting boards. Michael and I cut celery, Sarah cut carrots, and Miriam cut onions.  The onions made Miriam and Sarah cry because Sarah was sitting right next to her. Then Miriam sauteed all the vegetables, and we combined it with the stuffing crumbs and chicken broth.  It all went in the oven to bake.

chopping celerey

peeling carrots

chopping onions and celerey 

sauteing  vegetables 

mixing all the stuffing together

Finally, It was time for cranberry sauce. To make cranberry sauce, we used one bag of cranberries, one cup of orange juice, and one cup of sugar.  It all cooked in a pot until the cranberries popped and thickened into a sauce. It tasted a little sour and sweet at the same time.

making cranberry sauce

Now we have to wait for dinner, and our whole family is coming over. We are going to have aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents all come over to celebrate Thanksgiving.

What did you do to prepare for Thanksgiving? How are you going to celebrate?


  1. Dear Hannah !
    Your blog is so interesting. You and your siblings worked so hard
    to make this Thanksgiving party happy and tasty.
    Everybody had a very good time.
    Your concert was exellent. I can see in your playing piano and
    violin good improvement.
    Thank you for everything you*ve done for us.
    Love grands Mila & Isay

    1. Dear Baba Mila & Isay,

      Thank you for commenting on my post and for coming on Thanksgiving. I learned two movements of my new Sonata by Mozart, and I am going to play it for you the next time you come over. I love you and hope to see you soon!


  2. Dear Hannah,
    Thanks to Sarah for letting you to use her blog,
    You and your siblings helped so much to prepare the meal and to clean and do all the necessary chores. The dinner was great and you had fun baking the banana and pumpkin bread. When you will grow up you will remember having a good time with your family. I like this holiday, we all gather, eat, laugh and listen to all of you playing music.
    Love you,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

    1. Dear Grandma Tanya And Grandpa Eugene,

      Thank you for commenting on my post, and coming over for Thanksgiving. Which cake did you like better? When It is New Years, I can help you do the necessary chores. My favorite part about this holiday is the baking and playing with all the children. I hope to see you soon!



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