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  1. Thanksgiving Hangover

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    What a feast! Even though it was just me and G for Thanksgiving, we decided to go all out, but at the same time mini-sized the meal.

    We had the great fortune to find a 9 lb bird at Superstore. Anything bigger probably wouldn't have fit in the sink or the fridge! G soaked it in a delicious brine and then cooked it for a mere two hours (small birds are quick) along with potatoes and mixed veggies. The turkey was SO JUICY that it was dripping all over the cutting board, over the cupboard and onto the floor.


    My duties for the day were to make dessert. I didn't want to make whole pumpkin pies as those are hard to split up evenly (and I love sharing) so instead I bought some tart shells and made mini-pies!

    Add fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin spice!

    And even though it was just the two of us, I did get a little dressed up. I attempted a french twist but since my hair is too short it didn't really work. Instead I improvised, stuck a bunch of bobby pins in my hair along with two orange flowers and a dry pin curl at the front. Ta-da!

    I'm also coming along rather well with my knitting. I started over since my last post because I added stitches (I have no idea how) and went from 30 to 61. I unraveled the whole thing and started again by myself, which I'm pretty proud of. I've been at a steady 28 stitches until this morning when a 29th cropped up in there somehow, so now I've got to fix it.

  2. 2 comments:

    1. Kerry said...

      Thanksgiving looks like so much fun, we don't really have anything like that here. And Christmas is in the middle of summer so often ends up being a barbeque and trip to the beach!

      Your hair looks gorgeous, I actually really like the soft twist you've got a the back there - French twists can look quite harsh sometimes.

      As for the knitting, I used to do the same thing as a teenager! I'd end up with these 'scarves' that got wider and wider as I went along, and usually just quit instead of fixing it!

    2. Charmaine said...

      Mmm, pumpkin pie! I didn't get any of that this Thanksgiving, we got pumpkin cheesecake. Which was good, but nothing is as good as a slice of pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream. I was thinking of buying a whole one just so that I could have a slice, but decided that it wouldn't be very wise because I might be tempted to have the whole thing :(
      I love the flowers in the hair btw & Happy Thanksgiving (even though I know this is realy too late to say it)

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