I've been forgoing any blog time because we've been a bit busy. Forgive my absence. I'll catch up with you all in a few days.
It's 6:56 AM. Those of you who know me also know that this is the middle of the night for me, BUT I need to add (sanctimoniously) that I've been up since 4:30. Problems sleeping? No, I'm just excited. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and frankly for the past two days I've been a cookin' fool. And today will be no different. My mom is here helping me. She's ironed the napkins -- told her this wasn't necessary; they're paper. Kidding...
I've strayed...no, not that way: no pies this year. Instead, I made pecan bars and pumpkin bars. Same filling recipes as their pie counterparts, just with a shortbread cookie crust. Today I'll make the apple crisp. Thought these would be a nice change. I also made the gravy and the cranberry sauce both a lá Ina Garten from the Food Network.
Also on today's docket are cornbread and traditional sausage stuffing, brining the turkey breasts, the broccoli casserole, and peeling the potatoes and just sticking them in water.
My brother is expected here any minute. We'll take him to the airport as he's on his way to Mississippi to meet up with his financée. They are off on a cruise where they will stop in the Cayman Islands AND GET MARRIED!!! We're very happy for them and we love Debbie a lot.
Son, DIL, Daughter, the two grand daughters and Richard and I went last weekend to cut down our Christmas trees. The first day the farm was open -- a perfect time as there were no crowds -- and we found three trees very quickly. While there, a CNN reporter asked if he could film us. They're doing a segment on Christmas tree purchases. He said that this was a wonderful respite for him as he was used to covering wars. Our daughter told him to stick around. If it airs, it will be this weekend.
Going down to make some coffee. Blessings, dear friends, Kathy
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.