Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Busy In The Kitchen and Thankful For So Many Blessings...

Really to busy to be on computer
but for some reason I find sharing relaxing and love to write.

Today
cornbread for dressing will be baked and mixed with container of biscuits and day old bread,
onions and celery chopped
butternut and acorn squash sliced and rice, mushroom and onion mix prepared
and put in fridge
turkey out of its wrap and checked
and might add to make it possible for turkey to be taken out of freezer and put in fridge
put it is a Whole Foods shopping bag and brought it up one stair at a time
then slid across floor, put on step stool and into fridge - oh my did it.
Would have been easier with help but they are in Florida.
Trying to a little each day and put all together Thursday morning and begin cooking.
I love cooking and over the last year with health issues did not know if I could do this
once again, so thankful I can.

Continue going through old things and have not used this afghan on the end of my bed
for many years.  It is really heavy.  Was told when I purchased from a special person that only 2 were made and the other Bobby Goldsboro bought,
Only if you are of a certain age would you remember this singer.  I have done some
crocheting in the past (now forgotten how) and can hardly imagine someone handling thread this thick

Tomorrow will make pumpkin pie, and fresh apple cake delivered to me and hope as
good as the one I have made for over 50 years.

an idea I put in my file, will do stuffing small peppers but no egg on top...
another recipe put in my file for the future - Pumpkin Cheese cake..

A new bread found at the market yesterday, Cranberry bread with Walnuts and so good.
Would not have drove into the traffic filled small town yesterday but first time ran out of dog food.
It was a long and tiring day.

I do not know what it would be like to eat Thanksgiving at another home, years past my mother
and father joined us, sometimes special friends and just have always done it, very tired when over
but always recover,  Offers of bringing food but easier for me to do - but do need cleanup help
when meal is over.   These memories are a gift I can give my children and grandchildren.

Looking forward to Family on Thanksgiving day......
So aware many are not here and they are missed so very much..

This afternoon hope I can relax and look at new magazine that arrived
a gift subscription from my Laurie..

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone
if I do not check in again until later.



9 comments:

Mitzi said...

So glad you took time to write. When I see you have written it makes me very happy. You are doing ok! I'm sure your family loves to come to you at Thanksgiving. You are making memories.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tabor said...

I must say that I smiled at your sliding that turkey across the floor. You are an original!

Pienosole said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Nan said...

I am so proud of how if there is something to be done, you just do it! Many just give up, and you find alternative ways to do things. Love the turkey story. I think about memories a lot now that I am a grandmother. Have a lovely time with your family.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dearest Ernestine ~ You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you for being you!

Your family is in for a wonderful dinner and time together.

Happy Thanksgiving ~ FlowerLady

Marcia Morse said...

A very beautiful and happy Thanksgiving to you, Ernestine. I am still laughing about your journey to get the turkey where it needed to be. You are such an inspiration! Your meal sounds wonderful and I am sure it will be filled with love!

Judy said...

Not sliding a turkey one step at a time, but taking one box a day of Christmas decorations out of the bedroom closet and into the living room. I used to do it all in one day--now it takes many and really don't feel like it this year, but my sister said I had to--"do it just for you. The lights and the shiny decorations will make you feel batter." So I am.

PatK said...

A very warm, loving and relaxed Thanksgiving to you. Be with loved ones you can and hold the ones that can't be there in your heart as you always do.

Sallysmom said...

So thankful for another year of being able to do the cooking for Thanksgiving. I can tell from the way you write that you love it. You are a real inspiration.