Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Free Day

It has just gone from two days of constant rain to blowing wet snow. A perfect day for home made soup, bread and cookies!
After all the cooking in the past two weeks, you'd think I'd prefer a week or two off, but these recipes are easy and make the house feel and smell so good. Besides, I am trying to avoid going to the grocery store until my normal shopping day on Friday. I was there every day before Thanksgiving and I am done! Going to make do with what's in the house and since there is no bread, need to make some. Also I'm tired of pies and oatmeal raisin cookies just sound yummy.

Thanksgiving was wonderful. I got an 18 pound turkey, started it at 7:00 am and it was done by 2:30. Cut it up, kept it warm, made gravy and all the last minute items, was able to put everything else in the oven and I wasn't fretting about the turkey being done on time.

We had 8 adults and 2 kids with 3 more for dessert later on. (Three people cancelled, last minute.)
18lb Turkey and 2 extra legs and thighs just right. Need a larger turkey (more white meat if there are more people for dinner)
2 bags of plain bead cubes with 1 1/2 lb of sausage (lots leftover but that's ok)
3 rutabagas
2 butternut squash
2 bags of Brussels sprouts
2 bags of onions
10 sweet potatoes
5 lbs of mashed potatoes (all the potatoes were gone)
2 pumpkin pies
2 chocolate pies
apple pie
cherry pie
whipped cream and ice cream

Much wine and good conversation and good company. And the football games were okay this year. A great day! Would you believe I do not have one picture of Thanksgiving to share this year. Too busy to pick up the camera.

Little girl is sick today and other grandma is taking care of her, so I have a day off which is one reason there is soup, bread and cookies.

Some knitting might get done today, too. We'll have to see.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Long Time

No time to blog, no excuses, just haven't gotten around to it. So what has been going on in my life:

vacation at Letchworth

Dh's birthday

week with the first daughter and family in West Virginia over Halloween
wedding, at which I wore my beautiful, incredible black shawl with a red dress

fall garden cleanup
Aunt Mary's 91st birthday celebration

Thanksgiving preparation- not sure how many people will be at my table this year. Hoping for a couple of tables full.

Lots of knitting.

More later!