As Thanksgiving approaches and we slow down to spend quality time with family and friends, we are reflecting on the many things for which we are thankful.
Each team member at Michelle Joyce Speakers exudes a life of gratitude. We are grateful every day for each other, for our families and friends, for our speakers, for our customers, and for our industry partners. We are grateful for the work we do – helping to spread important messages around the globe from leading experts (who just happen to be our favorite people), affecting positive change for audiences of all sizes.
We hope you’ll make time this holiday season to spend time with those you love – and to remind them of how grateful you are for what each brings to your life.
And we hope you get a second serving of your favorite dessert. (Because we know you’ve earned it.)
Speaking of dessert… we asked our speakers to share their favorite Thanksgiving dessert with us, and here’s what they said:
Jay Baer: “Coconut Cream Pie. Always.”
Brian Fanzo: “Anything that is NOT pie. Bring on the cake or the ice cream, just as long as it’s not pie. I’m on #TeamCake.”
Colette Carlson: “Only because nobody ever serves dark, rich chocolate cake (my favorite), I’ll choose pumpkin pie.”
Alan Stein, Jr: “Apple Pie!”
Scott Shellstrom: “Pumpkin Cheesecake!”
Shasta Nelson: “Cranberry Upside-Down Cake!!!”
Steve Gutzler: “One slice of pumpkin pie and one slice of pecan pie, on one plate, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top!”
Mark Schaefer: “I sort of like any kind of pie ala mode without the pie.”
Jamie Pennington: “Pumpkin Pie!”
Kristina Magnuson: “Apple Crisp!”
Michelle Joyce: In my family, traditions at holidays are very important. Foods, rituals, and stories are all passed down from each generation to the next. These traditions remind us of where we’ve come from – and connect us on a deeper level. My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is my mom’s homemade pumpkin pie. I’ve included the recipe here for you, just in case you need a new tradition of your own. Please enjoy with your loved ones!
Angel Carey’s Pumpkin Pie
This recipe makes two pies.
1 large can of pumpkin
1 ½ cups of light brown sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
3 TBS butter, melted
1 TBS pumpkin pie spice
1 ¼ cups milk
1 ¼ tsp salt
Dollop of molasses (or maple syrup)
Mix all ingredients together and pour into your favorite unbaked pie crust. (My mom makes her pie crust from scratch, but whatever. We can’t all be perfect.)
Bake at 450 for 10 minutes, then at 325 for 45 minutes.
Let cool, then serve with whipped cream.
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being part of our Michelle Joyce Speakers Family!