Friday, November 26, 2010

Post-turkey day rundown.

Well, run down.... yeah that's me, but it was very much worth it.  I discovered that veggies were much easier to chop if I sat at my kitchen table and did it.  I also discovered that Parsnips are not bad, roasted.  I don't think I've ever eaten them before.  The roasted veggie salad was a hit. 

My two neighbors brought little pumpkin and cream cheese tartlets.  They were the size of two bites, so they were perfect!  They also brought the same sized pecan pies.  If you had one of each you were set.

We actually ended up making two corn breads, one with the jalapenos and one without, which was good.  Hey, it turns out that Helen, one of the neighbors is 89!  This lady is amazing, and a great neighbor, too.

My sister-in-law, Jackie and my niece Alaina brought their own Tofurkey, but got lots of the trimmings as well.  They are vegetarians, and thus I left the BACON off the roasted veggies salad.  :D  Jackie says there is such a thing as Fakeon, or something like that, but... oh no... me love BACON!  And, I found out this morning, they brought PIE!  A chocolate silk pie, and I never even saw it.  OK, you two, get back here and have some!

Although the food was great, the best part was a congenial meal with sisters, and friends; people who have a strong regard for each other, and too, my favorite thing, great conversation.  We reminisced about Mom; she and Helen used to do a lot of things together, like go out to lunch to Mata's for Mexican food, especially the Margaritas. :D

Helen said that Mom was very proud of me.  You know, I knew it, but she never said it.  You all, TELL PEOPLE when you are proud of them.  TELL PEOPLE when you love them.  TELL PEOPLE when you find them charming, or considerate, or kind.  Don't NOT say it out loud.  Don't be afraid to tell them.  Don't let them wonder. 

Anywho, I am now wrapped head-to-toe in the knitted goodies that Julie has made for me.  Oh boy have they come in handy.  I think we must be heading for a new Ice Age, and it's starting here in Arizona.  Dang!  It's COLD!

Well, hugs to all, and keep warm and safe and don't forget to be kind every day.

2 comments:

  1. So glad you had a fine time Tequila. I too had a great dinner with my son and grandson, all were stuffed. we had a traditional English roast beef dinner, deeeeelish. My son took a ton of food home with him. I am so glad we moved back here. We usually only saw them once a year, it is not enough. That little boy is growing like a weed. Now he will have the time to get to know us. Hopefully he will like us as much as we like him ;)
    Have a great rest of the weekend
    Fay

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  2. YAY, I'm so happy you are enjoying family. It's the best thing in life, you know. And you have a fantastic weekend, too, Fay! Hugs!

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