Good Morning Everyone!
Wow! It's Thanksgiving week which does not seem possible. I've some things I need to prepare for our feast on Thursday. We will be going to Bonnie & Zhongren's for Thanksgiving. I am making my Mom's cranberry-orange relish and also Fletch's Mom's cranberry chutney. Those two are staples that are demanded every year! I'm also making a pumpkin pie and will try a new (to me) recipe for roasted Brussels Sprouts with leeks, toasted pecans and pomegranate arils. Anna (Mailing's sister) is making an apple pie and green beans. I'm pretty sure Mailing will be doing the turkey, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes. I can't wait!!
And today is the last leg of Colin & Mailing's long journey back up to PA. They left Saturday morning and drove to Joplin, MO the first day; Dayton, OH yesterday and they should land in Lansdale, PA sometime late afternoon or evening today. Wishing them the safest and easiest journey. I did make it over to their house again yesterday and cranked up the heat a bit, moved some homemade soup from the freezer to the frig for thawing and left some good, crusty bread on the counter along with a bottle of red wine and put butter in butter dish.
My weekend was lovely. Of course Dee and I met up on Saturday morning. We went back to Manhattan Bagel for the first time since we were under-whelmed with bad music that one time. Guess what? The same guy was playing from 10-12. Fortunately we were at the opposite end and had a partial wall blocking the sound. LOL Just our luck.
That afternoon I was in the mood for gingerbread, so I baked some. The house smelled so good (and the gingerbread was great for dessert). I also left some of the gingerbread for Colin & Mailing.
Yesterday I decided to try a new-to-me Recipe for a whole roaster cauliflower.
I liked it initially and then it didn't taste so good. Fletch didn't like it, so not something I will try again. Oh well, you don't know unless you try, right?
Mabel has definitely mellowed - either with age, or with the experience of her "great adventure." Yesterday I picked her up and held her for quite a few minutes with no crying or squirming on her part! She just settled down and purred and purred. She is still sticking close to home and is in all night. She is also shedding and the white chair needs to be vacuumed daily!
Have a great Monday everyone!