Month: November 2015
Sorry that I am so late posting about our weekend. I learned a valuable lesson this weekend. Don’t ever upgrade you Computer OSX if you think you are going to need to use your computer. Apple put out a new upgrade to the Mac. OSX. I had the bright idea to upgrade the system on Wednesday, see as how Jim would be home.
I am definitely not a tech person. So I need someone here to help if things go wrong. That is definitely Jim! Needless to say, everything went fine with the upgrade. The problem is that there were so many changes, that I had to spend a couple of days figuring everything out! I think I have it now!
We had a wonderful holiday. Our breakfast was perfect. I actually didn’t know what we were going to have until the last minute. We decided not to have an elaborate Thanksgiving. It was just going to be Jim and I this year. We thought we would just go with the flow. Read the rest of this entry »
From Hangry To Hungry!
Guess what Jim is having for breakfast this week? We had been peaking into our freezer yesterday. I realized that I had half a shelf of frozen bread!
I started looking for recipes to use that stale old bread up and found about 20 of them. However, I ran across this recipe and thought “this is the one!” So here comes Lemon French Toast!
From Food Is Life!
With the Holidays finally here, celebrations seem non-stop! It was early days last week, but by Friday I just had to have a meal that was all salad. I was Thanksgiving out. LOL!
I had my salad on Friday and felt a lot better. I continued on my merry holiday eating routine on Saturday. Today, I felt the same way I felt on Friday. Then my friend Mindy sent me some detox recipes that looked healthy and delicious to boot! I am taking this as a sign. Get back to the healthy eating and stay there! I am going to still celebrate the season, but in a much more measured and health way. Fewer meals where I am stuffing myself.
I saw this recipe today for a lovely vegetarian soup. Light, healthy, and beautiful to look at!
From Once Upon A Spice!
I woke up today and it was a wee bit nippy! Later I checked the weather report and saw that we are in the 50s today. Later this week we are going to start dropping into the 40s. Brrr. I do realize how much luckier we are than other parts of the country like South Dakota or Illinois. We could be sitting in a bunch of snow and freezing temperatures right now.
We’re not and it doesn’t stop me from thinking about things like hot apple cider. Or hot cocoa topped with marshmallows. Though I tend to skip the marshmallows. Have you ever read the ingredients on the package? I have.
I might just change that! I was going through my email and found a post that Lana from Once Upon A Spice sent out. I took one look and said wow! Marshmallows! They look wonderful and easy to make. Something I am going to try.
Please go and check her site. She has a lot of recipes like this.
This has definitely been a hectic holiday so far. Out for Thanksgiving dinner. Biking around the island and buying our Christmas tree yesterday. Today, we were out all day for Holiday celebrations.
When we got home I decided to sit down and prop up my feet for a few minutes. I started looking at what was in the news today. I found a new article for a book on vegetarian cooking. Weeknight Vegetarian Cooking. It looks wonderful. Dishes like Quinoa Black Bean Cakes with Mango Avocado Salsa, Welsh Rarebit with Tangy Watercress Salad(a favorite of mine), and Northern Thai Style Curry with Tofu are in it.
This week has been pretty hard on my diet.. I have probably eaten about 4 times what I normally do. A lot more sugary items have found their way onto my table. I am actually craving a good salad right now.
This salad does have a little sweetness(squash, agave, and vinegar). However, that is balanced with the quinoa, beans, and Brussel sprouts. I do have a weakness for Brussel sprouts. Though I think that I would roast them. This looks like a great salad to try!
From Lauren With Luggage!
I saw this post a couple of weeks ago and thought what a great combination for an omelet! The spinach with the pop of flavor of grape tomatoes. I looks so refreshing. A perfect breakfast for the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Give it a try!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday! It was just Jim and myself, but we had the perfect Thanksgiving for us. More on that later.
Right now, I was thinking about how everyone is looking at the turkey and wondering what the heck they were going to do with it? I don’t have that problem. We had our Apple Cider Glazed Tofurky last week. It was good and small enough that it is gone now! And we are not tired of it. LOL!
So what do you really know about Turkeys? Well here is the scoop on them!
Minnesota & North Carolina raises or produces the most tukeys in the US.
Ben Franklin, in a letter to his daughter, proposed the turkey as the official United States bird.
97% or Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
Turkey consumption has increased 108% since 1970.
The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
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From The Casey Family!
I want to share one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Watching The WKRP Video Clip “Turkey Drop”. One of the funniest scenes I have ever seen. I can’t stop laughing!
And here memories of Irish Thanksgivings!
It is right after World War II. Boundless optimism sweeps across America – the undisputed leader of the world. Our family attends the 9 o’clock Mass at Sacred Heart Church in the Highbridge section of the Bronx.
It is Thanksgiving morning.
“I’m telling you,” my mother declares when we return home, “When your father sailed to New York from County Sligo in 1928 at age 22, and I landed here from Leitrim a year before him at age 16 all by myself, we had no idea about Pilgrims or Indians, turkeys or chestnuts.” Mom bends down smudging charcoal on my face and on my older brother Johnny’s cheeks. “Here,” she says, “this will make you look like ragamuffins. Put on these old patched pants and Daddy’s old fedora. Push up the rim, bend it sideways like a vagabond.” She stands back, surveying us, making sure we look like street urchins. “Off you go now and be back before the company arrives.”