Friday, November 27, 2009

Burp! The Day After

Welcome to our Thanksgiving Celebration!

OH, no, Mary. We are having Turkey, not Pug!

Just, fooling, Jack.

Orphans Julio, Mark, and Cathy joined us.
They came, they saw and they conquered.

Matt and Mary.

Vicki and Ron (The Cooks!)
The Pinochle Queen - Mary!
Cathy and Ron share after dinner conversation.

Hurray for the Left-Overs!

The obligatory after-dinner rest before dessert.
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgving, too!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Giving Thanks

Everything has become brown. We've had two snow falls already.

I know it's almost Winter, but I still remember my springtime flowers and vegetable garden.

I finished the last of my sweet tomatoes and still have cold weather plants growing, brussel sprouts and leeks, waiting to be eaten. I froze roasted chiles, green beans, broccoli, and brussel sprouts for consumption this winter.

We look forward to Thanksgiving next week. We will welcome a couple of orphan neighbors and my daughters, Mary and Amanda, bringing friends, Matt and Julio. We will have Chipotle Pecan Soup, Roasted Turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, acorn squash, and my green beans from the summer. Our guests will bring desserts. Mary will bring a Cherry Berry Pie, Cathy will make an Apple Brown Betty per the request of my husband. We will relax together with a nice pinon and cedar fire and give thanks for our health, our family and friends, our warm and cozy home, and our good life.

We wish our children (Anne and Margaret and their husbands, Brent and Jeff) and grandchildren (Milla and Will) far away in Iowa and Minnesota, a wonderful Thanksgving Day filled with bountiful joy.

Life is good.