Julia wanted to do her nails in Christmas colors – red and green. Alternating – red, green, red green….
But I got involved and took it a step further.
I have to say, food-wise this was probably my most successful Thanksgiving meal to date. I know, that sounds like bragging, but I’m really not. I’m kind of delighted and amazed.
Above – our appetizers. Way in the back, in the crystal dish, we’ve got Ants On a Log. Alex spread the peanut butter and Joe’s fiancé, Sage, added the raisins. Then, on the little green plate, kind of blurred, are the sausages and mustard. More on them in a bit. Then we’ve got little squares of a version of kale pie that were – I’m bragging now – fabulous. And then there’s some cream cheese with hot pepper jelly on top…crackers, and mixed dry-roasted nuts.
In my opinion, Bell’s Poultry Seasoning and Yankee Candle need to hook up. Remember those old “you got your chocolate in my peanut butter/you got peanut butter on my chocolate” commercials? Well, Bells needs to get their poultry seasoning in a candle. I’d buy a case…. ~~~ I’m doing a bunch of Thanksgiving-related stuff today,Continue reading “Just a Thought”
When I was very little, this record – !!Going Places!!, by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – was one of my favorites. According to my mother, I’d stand in the dining room (where our record player was) and dance my little two-year-old head off. Pieces like “Tijuana Taxi” and “Zorba the Greek” – I can hear them so perfectly in my mind it’s like the record is playing. Over and over.
Maybe because of that very early exposure, I’ve always loved the sound of brass.
I know, and I married a classical guitarist. We’ve probably committed some sort of sin in the music world. Well, maybe not. I’m not a musician, so it’s probably okay.
Do you remember making these when you were a kid? I know I first had a version of these warm chocolate and banana treats at some sort of camp when I was young, but I don't remember anything else from that time. I figure I retained what was most important.