November 26, 2014

Question of the Week: “What is your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal and what are you most thankful for?”

(Asked at the 41st annual YWCA Crafter’s Marketplace) 

TT Leanne O'Donnell Amy Goldstein

Leanne: “Chocolate pudding pie that my dad makes.
I’m most thankful for my family.”

Amy: “Probably my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is also dessert. There’s a really delicious apple tort that
I only make at Thanksgiving because it’s a lot of work.
I am thankful in this difficult economy, that I’ve gotten some really big projects so money is not as big of an issue this year, which is nice.”

— Amy Goldstein (right) with daughter Leanne O’Donnell, Princeton

TT Alexa Digaetano

“My favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is a sweet potato casserole. And, I’m most thankful for time I get to spend with my fiancé, who is in the military, and with our families.”

— Alexa Digaetano, Pennington

TT Zachary Bloom

“I love the combination of the turkey with the stuffing and the cranberry sauce. And I’m most thankful for my daughter and wife. I am grateful to have them in my life.”

—Zachary Bloom, Denville, N.J

TT Nina Mimi Narayan

Mimi: “Sweet mashed potatoes and I am thankful for my great family.”

Nina: “My favorite part is the sweet potatoes with marshmallows. I’m thankful for my family and my opportunity.”

—Nina (left) and Mimi Narayan, Pennington

TT Kim Avant-Babb

“Sweet potatoes, absolutely. My mother makes a delicious sweet potato pudding. It’s like a sweet potato pie without the crust. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is being around my family and sharing the meal and time together. And building more memories and more memories. I’m most thankful for making it to another Thanksgiving. Life is short and we need to value it.”

—Kim Avant-Babb, Erial, N.J


TT Danny Elkins

“Turkey and stuffing with the gravy on top. I’m most thankful for being with my family and friends. I jump from three houses and get to see everyone.”

—Danny Elkins, Hightstown