Should auld acquaintance be forgotAnd never brought to mind?Should auld acquaintance be forgotAnd days of auld lang syneFor auld lang syne, my dearFor auld lang syneWe’ll take a cup o’ kindness yetFor auld lang syne
Normally I’d work through Christmas week. But this year, our organization was generous enough to give us the week between Christmas and New Year’s off. Which means I can actually take the time to bake and experiment with new recipes and some traditional ones with my own twist. Here’s what I am thinking Sesame Chili eggroll with chili The list of most popular recipes for 2021 from here Cranberry pie past Thanksgiving… Cocktails naturally
This morning, very early I might add, while getting in the mind set for a work call, the song Where Are You Christmas came on over Pandora and I choked up. …for this year it feels as an extension of last year. Although not to the severity of the global lockdown…but like an aftermath. Where we are all still contemplating how to truly feel about this year’s holiday season.
Woke up this morning to a soggy kitchen ceiling and a flooded garage due to nonstop rain in San Francisco. Something we naturally need in sunny California-rain, not the leaky house. So while I wait for the roofer to come have a look, I nervously sit at my computer, needing some form of distraction.
Just breathe in and count your blessings…
We can only hope… in these troubling times. And so there is an abundance of Christmas lights all throughout my home. How do you decorate?
I seldom indulge in dessert, I mean pie, cheesecake, doughnuts and all things too doughy. But for Thanksgiving I need pie, or cobbler – cherry that is and I won’t settle for anything else. So here’s to cherry dessert lovers! A search full of cherry desserts to try. But just so we are clear – I serve this French variation to cherry-delightness, or this one all year around. What is your favorite fruity dessert?
The countdown has begun here in the states, and the pressure is on naturally for all those planning to feed the clan. I, for one, have not slept for more than a few hours each night this week. Can’t really say it is because of Thanksgiving dinner. But when I am up, I do think about dessert and some of the trimmings. Then I mentally scan the cupboards to note which and what ingredients might be missing. Now, although I am planning on remaining basic, in terms of the menu. I do find myself wanting to switch it up a bit…mostly the sides and you guessed it, desserts. Here’s a link to Turkey, or a bird of your choice recipes to consider.
Considering where we were last year around this time, in terms of gatherings and celebrations, I think this year, we truly need to redefine the meaning of Thanksgiving. This was the thought going through my head while grocery shopping yesterday for the very holiday. I found myself, sort of in a transient vibe, while searching for and gathering the ingredients for the trimmings. As you know from years before, we do not eat Turkey in our household. I decided to stuff acorns this year, and bypass the sweet potatoes for some colorful carrots roasted in the oven. Corn is a must for the fam, mashed potatoes, I am on the fence about. And the bird-rotisserie chicken, a small side dish of sliced ham garnished with pineapple and cloves, Brussel sprouts, and homemade cranberry sauce. Simple and very traditional. But right before we dive in, I want everyone to stop all things electronic, and simply express the most heartfelt appreciation for what we have all gone through, together and yet worlds apart. That’s how I see …
Do you select a film to watch based on location? Let me clarify. I understand selecting a movie to watch is normally based upon genre, actors as well as the story line. But do you ever search for films based on location? I do and last night it was all about Ireland. You see, I haven’t been to Ireland and it is one destination that I put on my list of destinations to visit in 2020. And we know what happened to the world as we once knew it. So until I feel safe enough to travel, films on location will simply have to do. Finding You – based on a novel by Jenny B Jones is certainly worth seeing for a virtual tour of some of the most beautiful countryside in Ireland. I found myself swooning over the breathtaking scenery and the small towns along the way. The storyline was also interesting as it touched upon connections between generations and the ways of thinking and living. Shattered dreams, broken hearts, funny moments and some …