Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another Break


For the most part, the cleaning is done.   One would think that I clean once a year,  LOL.  While working full time, cleaning is sometimes not my top priority.  I am talking about the type of annual spring or fall housecleaning.

Emily had to take another antihistamine, and off she went to work.   The Mall is open till 9:30 PM and I doubt that many people will be out there.....they will be cutting their celery and onions for the stuffing and getting other last minute items done.   Now, on Christmas all the procrastinators will be out there, including Chuck.  He like to watch the hustle- bustle of the last minute shoppers.   Not me, I like to be far away from the shopping on Christmas Eve.   In reality I hate going shopping during the Christmas season.

  His parents always had their celebration and gift exchange on Christmas Eve.   They are gone now, and I guess we have opened the gifts then now that Emily is an adult.

I think I will be up at somewhere between 6 and 7 to get that bird in the oven.   I have a roaster pan that was my grandmothers,  I use it all the time, although I can not remember her using it.   I can remember her making pies, they were really good, but somehow her cakes left a lot to be desired.   When I was small we would go to her house after church and have dinner.  What I remember most is how she cut her root vegetables into 1/2" squares.   What a thing to remember.    I guess I would have been about 4 or so.

She was widowed twice; and she lived with her brother who was a bachelor.  He would love to watch ball games, especially baseball....What I found amusing is when the National Anthem would play he would get up from his chair and place his hand over his heart.  Guess that would be funny when your are five or six years old.  

To do yet.....cut the celery and onions.....I like the stuffing prepared in the bird.  Chuck and Emily hate it because it is to moist....So I found a recipe that call for you to prepare the stuffing and put it in the crock pot and cook it on low for 21/2 to 3 hours, it comes out a little moist and the bread is golden.   It is actually good, and it get all eaten, not even a morsel  left to snack on.

Left to do:  Make cranberry sauce and  cut the veggies for the stuffing.  Guess I should get up and do something..................

To all:  Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.



  1. Happy Thanksgiving Claudia! It is funny how we remember the small details of things around the holidays.

  2. interesting with the stuffing in the crockpot; will have to try that sometime

    and I don't think I've ever known anyone who made their own cranberry sauce! wow!