Archive for November, 2011
The Christmas tree is decorated, the wreath is on the door, the candles are in the windows, and the lighted star is on the barn. The refrigerator has been cleaned out and the pantry is full.Â Now is the time for some serious baking. Today, it will be chocolate gingerbread squares. Let the games begin!
My least favorite kitchen job is cleaning the refrigerator.Â So, I put it off, and off and off! Today, was the clean up day. No more excuses, no more delays, I did it!!Â Amazingly, I only found one undefinable substance growing on top of some leftovers.Â It was clearÂ in the back of the refrig. […]
Every year, we cut down our own Christmas tree. This year was no exception. We have gone to the same Christmas tree farm ever since moving to Minnesota. There is something fun about tramping around looking for the perfect tree.Â The tree was hauled home in the back of the Van. It will take several […]
When I made the pumpkins pies for Thanksgiving, I had some left over pumpkin pie filling.Â Today, I used the pumpkin pie filling in our pancakes instead of milk.Â Served with maple syrup, they were GOOD!Â This is one of those kitchen experiments that will be repeated…and repeated…and repeated!
We had a beautiful Thanksgiving day with out of town friends.Â Their children were delightful and the food wonderful! I love to visit these special people on Thanksgiving. However, the problem about going away for Thanksgiving is that we do not have any leftovers to nibble. So today, I am cooking a turkey. It is […]
I will say “Merry Christmas” to every one I speak to. The check out lady at the grocery store,Â the man who picks up our trash, my neighbors and friends, the people I see at church, they will all hear it. Last year, we bought a new sofa at a local department store. I said […]
My favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner are the LEFTOVERS!
Thanksgiving is near. I have been pondering about all my “thankful things”. There are so many, they are impossible to count.Â People seem to think that the national debt is a big issue. My debt to the Lord is much, much, larger.Â Thinking that it is better to focus on what we are thankful for, […]
“Be brave enough to live creatively” Alan Alda
“Money often costs too much”. Ralph Waldo Emerson