Saturday, November 28, 2009

Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Well it could be if I could just figure out how to regulate my blood sugar after this weekend of carb loading, too bad I am not an endurance athlete...but if I wanted to be I've got the diet all planned out!!

We had a very nice Thanksgiving day. I cooked for just the four of us. I had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes (PW Cooks style), sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, scalloped pineapple, homemade from scratch oatmeal knot rolls, and pumpkin pie.
...crazy aside...if anyone knows what kind of plant that is in the background please let me know. I got it as a gift last week and have no idea what to do with it. It came with no instructions. It looks like a big onion lying in a bunch of moss. Not guaranteeing if I know what it is that I won't kill it, but it stands a better chance of survival if I actually know what to do with it.
...and of course macaroni and cheese and crescent rolls for my son. This is his Thanksgiving dinner...
Now the scalloped pineapple is a dish that my mother made each year. I would tell you the recipe, but I would have to make you all sign a waiver stating that you would only make it for Thanksgiving each year. If you don't sign the waiver you might be tempted to make it once a month or daily. Then you would need to go unpack your fat clothes...I am telling you it is that good!!

We really just enjoy each others company...

...both in the kitchen...(please excuse that 14 year old who likes to peel potatoes, but hates to have his picture taken...who's wacked out kid is that...oh yeah...mine....and at the dinner table. (now he looks like he is a contestant on a game show...go figure)Bella makes me pull out place mats from my kids preschool days. Here is Andrew's turkey hand...notice the nice neat feathers and the very precise turkey.Here is Bella's notice the very abstract feathers and the complete disregard for following the norm...that's my girl.

Still seeing that their hands used to be so little choked me up a bit...

We started out Friday with putting up our Christmas tree...I just love this activity. It is fun for us all to pull our our special ornaments that we have collected over the years and remember each one.

Such an amazing start to an amazing season!!

More later

- A Ro


  1. That looks like a really nice day. The scalloped pineapple sounds interesting - maybe I could be trusted to just make it at Christmas?

    I so want to get our tree up! But it's going to require major redectorating in the living room, so we probably won't try until next week.

  2. Ah that Christmas tree looks wonderful! It goes nicely with a nice red Starbucks cup.

    You're going to have to tell me about that scalloped pineapple; that dish definitely caused a double take.

  3. Maybe the plant is some sort of iris or (and I'm spacing on the name) one of those bulbs that blooms for Christmas? Helpful, eh? When you walk into the grocery store, look around the plant and flower area, they sell them like gangbusters during the holiday season.

    I did have to wince, seeing the kitchen table that received the burn...but on a more positive note...I'm pretty sure it could be sanded and re-stained. A little bit of work, to be sure, but maybe a way to save the table?