Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy, Happy Thanksgiving & Birthday!!!
Today is G's birthday. He was born on Thanksgiving Day--just in time for dinner many, many years ago. And, turkey is his favorite dinner. I didn't even have to make a cake.
The carpenter guys have been here all week--adding trim to all the new windows and installing the bead board on the far wall (the wall the island will be facing) and the wall I will be looking at while I wash dishes in my new sink--someday.
And now that the windows are trimmed and the bead board all is up-- my carpenter suggests I start believing him when he tells me the kitchen (and the house) are ACTUALLY COTTAGE and NOT rustic modern. Sigh. So I have to stop looking at modern stuff and start looking at cottage.
Even the windows I chose--four over nothing--are signature cottage. Who knew???? Well, J knew.
My turkey went into the oven late but I had the pie, the stuffing (which is outside the bird, so technically it's dressing), the sweet potatoes, the green bean casserole (minus the soup) and a big bowlful of tiny Brussels sprouts from my very own garden. Delicious even raw. And I even ran across the street to deliver the remainder of my celery to my neighbor. She gifted me with a very warm jar of brandied cranberries she just made. My daughter and I opened the jar--very brandied--and tasted. I think they are going onto some ice cream in the near future. On a day neither of us drive anywhere.
Have the happiest of holidays! This is the only one based on good food. So eat!!!! And on being thankful--so contemplate the things in your life that make you thankful.