Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"B" Day; aka Baking Day


The day before Thanksgiving is traditionally set aside for baking and today has been no exception.

Hubby and I were up early having a cup of coffee and chatting before the day began.  Dear son gets up around 7:30 a.m., so it's always nice to get a little one-on-one time with the hubster before the day begins.

I made four pies today.  I made two pumpkin...


a pecan and a custard.


I tried a new recipe for the custard pie this year.  The one I usually make gets mixed reviews, so I thought I'd try another.  We'll see how it turned out tomorrow.

I also have dinner roll dough rising and once that doubles, I'll start making the rolls.  I'm making my great grandmother's "Wonderful Dinner Roll" recipe.  I usually use my bread machine to make dinner rolls, but it's been steadily losing settings.  The only setting that works on it now is the pizza dough setting.  A new machine is on the horizon; hopefully early next year.

Hubby brought me a pretty Thanksgiving bouquet.  I've been enjoying it on the buffet and will move it to the dining room tomorrow.


I like to use a folder to organize the recipes I'm using for the holiday.  It's the secretary coming out in me.  You don't spend more than 25 years doing something and not retain some of your former habits.

:-)

Last year, at this time, we were in the freezing apartment.  I'm so glad we are out of the apartment and settling into our new home.  I feel blessed with the gifts God has given me.  "...my cup runneth over."

With all that is going on in the world today, I leave you with a wish for a peaceful day tomorrow.  
A peace which passeth all understanding.

Thanksgiving blessings,

Heather

"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:7

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Snow, Etc.


It isn't Buffalo...

but, we had our first significant snowfall of the season this past Monday.  It was looking a lot like a Thomas Kincade painting in our neck of the woods.  

It was a nice taste of winter.  This was my view off the front porch.  So pretty in the early morning light.  

Dear son played outside after our school day and "Blackie" bounded through the snow like a reindeer.

Have I mentioned that "Blackie" is full of strength and energy?  Have I mentioned that her 47 pound frame can drag her owner around the yard like a rag doll (namely me)?  

She's 8 months old and still growing. 


She got a hair cut mid week last week and the groomer went a little crazy with the clippers, but we still love her.


Things have been really busy here.  We've had company, karate belt testing, weekly master club at church, piano lessons, etc.  

I did get my Thanksgiving grocery shopping done a little early and have the menu planned out.  Wednesday starts the cooking at my house.  My sister and her family will be joining us for the big event and it should be a lot of fun.   

Sorry I haven't been around to your blogs in a while.  I hope you are all doing well.

Take care,

Heather