Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving atMuldoon 2013

Thanksgiving atMuldoon was a simple affair this year; just the head turkey and myself for the meal.
 
 
But that didn't seem any reason for not enjoying the traditional fare.
Up early and lining up the needed items for our 'semi-homemade' Thanksgiving Dinner

 

 
While I was spreading flour everywhere, the RG (retired gardener) was making sure our feathered friends had their feast as well.
(and yes, he does befriend the occasional chickadee from time to time)
 
 
This was a super simple fruit cobbler recipe just begging for whipped cream on top.
But now why don't I have four of those molds. The remainder was baked in a small pie plate.


 
This was fun.
When I was growing up my Mother would spread the piecrust trimmings with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar.
I took it a step further and went for fall leaves and acorns using colored sugar and cinnamon/sugar.
This is one of a pair of depression glass plates that belonged to my Grandmother and I remember her using them on Thanksgiving.

 
and of course there was the traditional turkey nicely browned and seasoned; and pumpkin pie.
Wouldn't you think I would have taken a photo of that too?
 
And then came the surprise, our oldest son decided to visit with our four grandchildren; giving his wife a break from the chaos while she prepared their Thanksgiving Dinner to be shared with another family later in the day.
Nice surprise and made our day.
The day was completed by the rest of our family through Skyping, Texting, Calls from Tennessee and California; and of course Facebook with other friends and family.
 
We are blessed.
 
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Furniture Favorites

Two of my favorite furniture pieces belonged to my grandmothers.


This one was a birthday gift to my maternal grandmother on her 12th birthday in 1910.



This was a piece in a dining set which my father bought for his mother as a young man.
 


 Comforting memories.