Sunday, October 19, 2008 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

Early morning frost

I couldn’t sleep, what with overheating myself, the dry air kicking in my sneezing nose, and an aching crick in my neck that slowly lead to a headache. So I got up and quietly surfed channels *I* like for a change. Even if I could barely hear them.

When the sun rose a little more and two younger girls came downstairs, Meaghan mentioned how nice it looked outside with the sunrise and the heavy frost. I pulled my long grey sweater over my jammies, my pants were on (thankfully) and I grabbed Ron’s work coat. My hair? Oh man.

But even if a couple people did see me (I’m sure the neighbors thought “Here she goes again..”) the shots were worth it.

Early morning frost

Daisy frost

Leaf

Dandelion frost - crop

I’m gonna need a nap later though.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 in food, Sunday Dinner

happy thanksgiving!

Happy Fhanksgiving!

Mom and Carl are here and we’ve unloaded the truck, sorted through all the stuff (sent back what we don’t want…) taken Mom into town shopping, chopped all the veggies, made fabric pumpkins for the centerpiece, and… I dunno. I think they are playing on the Wii and watching Shrek 3.

The pots are bubbling away on the stove, and I just glazed the ham. I’m at the spot where I have a ten to fifteen minute lull and then I can drain, mash, and present. The menu? Well, I know you are on the edge of your seat waiting.

A boneless cooked ham
Apricot glaze

Take 1/2 cup apricot jam, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1.5 tablespoons vinegar (cider if you have it), 1 tsp mustard power and 1/2 tsp cloves. Mix and heat in saucepan. Pour over ham 15 minutes before it is done and finish baking uncovered

Carrots and turnips, cooked together and mashed
Mashed potatoes
fresh green beans
brown sugar baked squash

quarter and gut a buttercup squash, place in baking pan. bake for a half hour or so. add a small knob of butter and a couple spoons of brown sugar to hollowed out bits. Finish baking. when done, use a large spoon to scrape it all off into a bowl, squash included, leaving skins behind.

Mom also brought potato stuffing (which I have to get the recipe for AGAIN and put it in my blog this time) and pumpkin pie for dessert.

Edit: pics!
Thanksgiving dinner