Plenty of wine at Thanksgiving-I nodded off at the dinner table and woke up to people laughing at me!
Lots of yummy food-first round of turkey, spuds, cranberries, roll and popcorn salad
I want to wish each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. May it be filled with love, food, laughter and those you love.
Our nephew deploys tomorrow to Kuwait. We are thankful we have such a brave and selfless man. God Speed Riley. Keep your head down, your eyes open and thoughts of your wife waiting back here for you. We love you!
Tofu was looking for some handouts. Check out her eyes-it looks like her left on is fully eye lined and her right one only has eye liner around part of it. And she doesn't have an eye booger-that is her marking by her eye. I keep trying to wipe it away for her.
I also found a picture of the POMtini I made with some the the POM juice I received from that fine company.
1 bottle of POM juice
2 ounces good vodka
1 tsp of orange liquer
small squirt simple syrup (I make mine with equal amounts sugar to water)
Shake all ingredients in shaker. Use strainer top and pour into martini glass. I had nothing to garnish it with, so it looks a little plain. I tried to get a good shot of my new martini glasses, but they don't show up very well. I took a day and went to visit my Mom and we visited a really nice kitchen store that has the expensive brands (that I can't afford, but drool over) and I found these pretty glasses. Our Flirtini's will taste great next summer in them too!
We had a nice visit with Dude's parents this weekend. Just the two of us drove up and stayed over night. Joan made us a delicious meal of individual meat loaves with the ketchup glaze, twice baked potatoes (forgot how much I love those!) and some coleslaw. We rounded out the night with four games of Rummy 500. Howie and I are always a team and we lose to Dude and Joan 95 percent of the time, but we pulled out two wins on Friday! Howie is pretty matter of fact about his illness and it made me sad when he talked about things he is getting done now so Joan doesn't have to deal with it after he is gone and that he wants to give some gifts back to his 4 kids that they gave him in years past so he was sure they went back to the correct giver. He feels good so far, but has only been on the chemo pills for three days. He does 5 days of the pills then waits 2 weeks and goes back in for a check up. We will know more then. I just want to thank everyone for their kind words when I first posted he was ill. It sounds crazy-or maybe it doesn't to all of you, but it was easier putting it up here on my blog then telling people who know our family. Maybe it is because I can log on and read at my leisure, or maybe it is that while we don't know each other personally we know each other through our passion of food and there is an understanding here in cyberworld. Whatever it is, I'm thankful that I can log on and catch up on lives, loves and your food passions.
See you later in the week!
P.S. The cocktail recipe makes 2 drinks, I forget to write that with the recipe