Friday, November 28, 2014

Feeling thankful and blessed !

It was a wonderful day of Thanksgiving yesterday. We had dinner at 5:00 in the afternoon, rather than noon as we usually do, since my daughter, a police officer was on duty until 4:00. There were 14 of us including my twin brothers,ones girlfriend, daughter, son-in law ( also a police officer) my 4 grandchildren and neighbors who are like family. I had thought of going shopping this morning but since it is 30 degrees and I am a little tired from all the cooking and cleaning this past week, I decided to stay home. There will be more sales! So I am staying home warm and cozy reflecting on the wonderful day of yesterday. I love having my loved ones together under the same roof. I am so thankful for them!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving week ! ! !

It is Thanksgivings week and like many of you, I am as busy as can be! I start making pies today and getting out the dishes I will be using. I like to do as much as possible before the big day but there is just so much you can do early. It is in the 70's here this morning and I am ready for the cold weather to come back. It was stormy all weekend and still rainy today,perfect for baking and looking forward to having my family together in a few days. I do believe that the days leading up to a holiday are the best. I love the excitement and preparing my family's favorite foods.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

cold and simple pleasures !

We are having record cold tonight, maybe the teens! Grandson is playing soccer in it! We had a great weekend, went to a farm in a very rural town nearby and came homewith cane syrup, sweet potatoes,greens and peas. The first thing I did was make bbuttered biscuits and sausage to go with that syrup, it was sooo good! Last night I made a bread pudding with a rum sauce and used the syrup instead of sugar, it was so good hubby wants another one tonight! The greens, peas and sweet potatoes will be for Thanksgiving! I loved that ride in the country and visiting the farm with all the vegetables and things, more of my simple pleasures !

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A 4 day weekend !!!

We spent 4 days down the state with friends and our boating club and stopped by and spent a few hours with Jim's brother on our way home, it was a wonderful long weekend!