…before I go… Happy Birthday to my friend, Janice, and Happy Birthday to my friend, Sheila. I’m sitting here trying to decide just how much time I have to write about either of them (and it’s not much)…they are friends who came into my life at vastly different times, and what has suddenly occurred toContinue reading “Two Quick Happy Birthdays…”
Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving to you! In a little while I’ll head into the kitchen and start doing something food-related – either for today’s big meal or for my mom’s birthday dinner and dessert tomorrow. Feels like I left a lot til the last minute…but I also know it will all get done, soContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”
Sitting and waiting. I’m having furniture delivered – 3 chairs and a sleeper sofa – sometime today between 10 and 1…so I rushed home from work to take the gate off the doorway to the basement (where one chair and the sofa will go) and also the bannister off the wall leading down into theContinue reading “So Here I Am…”
I have written now about my mother-in-law, and a couple of the cookie-related traditions in my husband’s side of the family. Along with those, I am including some of the traditions of my own family… For dinner on Christmas day, for instance, we have Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding. (Yes, I’ll post a recipe forContinue reading “Other Strands of the Braid”
I have been given a welcome nod and a nudge, as well, from Sheila regarding my post the other day about my mother-in-law’s traditional cookie baking. I inherited that role in the family after her all-too-soon passing last November. One might say the spatula has been passed…. (or one might not, depending on one’s senseContinue reading “The Cookie Tradition, Continued…”
No – I’m not talking hair. I’ve been lying in bed, wide awake, for the past hour or so, with cookies dancing in my head. Springerle, baurenhutchen, mandelsterne, white lebkuchen, and pfeffernusse, to name a few. (And I may have some of them spelled wrong, I know.) These were some of the traditional German (mainly)Continue reading “Braiding Traditions”
(FYI – I had a whole long post in the works, and my computer froze and I lost it. Grrrrr.) Tonight – our friend John cooked Chicken Provencal for dinner for us. I got home at about 5:30, opened the door and was nearly bowled over by the intoxicating aromas that filled the kitchen. BillContinue reading “Chef John and Chicken Provencal”
Yes, it's another thrill-filled day here….
On Tuesday the "ceiling guy" came and plastered up the holes (from the flood in August) and made the swirly texture of the basement ceiling look like new, except for the slight color difference. And today (a day earlier than expected)
When Bill and I were just starting to date, the first meal I cooked for him in my apartment was a simple cheese fondue. He had never had it before, and apparently he was just amazed by it.
It's very, very simple. This is the way I make it…
Okay, there's not really any snow. But when I first got up this morning and came downstairs (sometime around 4 or 4:30), I thought we'd left the back door light on – but we hadn't – so where was that light coming from?