Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thankful




We had a fun and food filled day with our family. I had spent a few days baking and filling the freezer. I baked maple sweet potato muffins and pillowy soft dinner rolls. I also baked-and forgot chocolate walnut biscotti. It's time for a little biscotti dipping in hot chocolate or a cup of tea. I need to go get one... Okay, I'm back.

We also had three kinds of home baked pie. Pumpkin, because I don't think you can celebrate Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie with a hefty helping of whipped cream. We had an apple pie with a crumb topping, and a chocolate pie. I tried all three, and I'm still not sure which one I like best.

I ordered a big turkey from Diestel, which is a local farm that raises turkeys. I wasn't very happy with it. It was old. Stringy. I didn't know that you can order a hen, or a tom. I really think I ordered too large a bird, and got a tough old tom. It was too strong tasting as well. Just sort of blah all the way around. The stuffing and potatoes were good, and they are my favorites anyway.

The best part of the day was spending it with my sons and their families. I missed two of my grandsons, who were with their Mother. Hopefully we will see them soon. I really need to remember to plan a game playing session for next year. Something that we can all enjoy. A little Trivial Pursuit, perhaps? For Disney lovers? We all could play it. I'm waaay over Candy Land!

Until next year.


Monday, November 26, 2012

One More Thing

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So, one more time I seem to have gone away. I've been away from my blog for a long time. Longer than I thought I would be. I knew that I was going to be very busy for about six or seven weeks, but apparently I didn't plan on not even having time to type. I really enjoy this little blog of mine, and I do not like it when I am unable to update.
 
I told you about Miss Rowan and her debut.
 
 I hosted my quilt group.
 
My hubby and I returned from a very special and fun cruise on the Disney Wonder to the Mexican Riviera. I had sea sickness when I got home. Totally strange. Not on the ship, but on dry land.
 
I spent a week and a half doing laundry, putting everything away and cleaning up from our trip, and then:
 
Time to start baking for and cleaning for Thanksgiving. All three of our sons were here, and I was beyond thankful to spend a holiday with all of them. Four of our precious Grandchildren were here as well. Unfortunately two of them couldn't make the trip to see us, and boy were they missed. Dinner was fun and tasty too! I think next year we will include board games after dinner. We will have a great time, and I just bought a new Disney Trivial Pursuit. The challenge will be on!
 
I finished decorating my house for christmas yesterday. This week I have my quilt group here again, so the cleaning and baking will be on starting tomorrow.
 
You are up to date, and I hope to be back shortly...