Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday before Thanksgiving

It's almost Thanksgiving and I THINK I have all the groceries bought for my meal. Thursday we will go to my dad's for dinner and Friday I will make our Thanksgiving dinner at home. Here's a copy of the menu I have posted on the fridge at home:

Thanksgiving Menu
Friday, 5 p.m.
Exceptionally Tender Roasted Turkey Bird
Monumental Mashed Potatoes
Great Gravy
Stunning Salad
Radical Rolls
Sensational Sweet Potatoes
Creatively Concocted Cranberries
Super Stuffing
Perfectly Perfected Pea Casserole
Plenty O’ Pumpkin Pie

After reading the menu, my darling daughter commented on the fact that chocolate pie was not on there! Then my mother mentioned that grandma was making lemon meringue pie at her house. Sigh. So this morning before work I stopped at the store to get the ingredients for them. Of course, nothing is easy, and one store was out of lemon pie filling and I had to go to another one. But I'm done now. I think...

Monday I didn't work because of doctor's appointments, but I was able to get something baked that I haven't made or eaten for years. It's a Czeck bread we always called 'hoscah'. Pronounced 'hose kuh'. It's an egg bread that my great grandmother put raisins and other things in. The bread is braided and brushed with an egg wash to give it a beautiful sheen on top. I do not remember a single time in my childhood when there wasn't hoscah in the house. We also called it 'sweet bread' but if you say that now to people it means the innards of some animal! ewwww. So I made hoscah, and since the recipe makes two good size loaves, I took half a loaf to my great uncle who lives alone in town. His wife is in a nursing home and he was very grateful to get it. That made me feel good, giving it to him. I know it was part of his childhood, too (that was his mother that used to make it). I was so blessed, growing up knowing my great grandparents. Oh and I also put half a loaf in the freezer for my mother to take home with her when I see her this weekend! She lives 4 hours away and has my grandmother with her for a week, but will stop on her way home when she takes grandma home.

Friday is payday. I'm planning on ordering some Christmas gifts online. I hope they will get here in time!

I haven't been doing much sewing lately. This weekend that may change. My darling daughter finally got a lot of her stuff out of my sewing room. It discouraged me from going in there and sewing when I knew it was so cramped with junk. And there really was no reason for it to be like that...she has her own room next door. It just spilled over into the sewing room and never seemed to go back! I do need to take the vacume cleaner up and vacume at some point.

One of the gals on stashbuster put up instructions to make flying geese that I really want to try. They are three dimensional and look so neat.

Darling daughter wants to get her boyfriend's fleece quilt put together. It's probably just going to be fringe tied on the edges, but the fleece may need to be pieced together to make it big enough. Not a lot of work, but something we have to get on before Christmas sneaks up on us!

I've decided how to make darling son's signature quilt for his high school graduation this Spring. I'm going to just use six inch squares of muslin, alternating with six inch squares of all different music themed fabric. Some great people on stashbuster have sent material to go into it already. I'll be starting that after the holidays.

Last night we had stir fry chicken for supper. Tonight we are having meat loaf. Before I got married, when I lived at home, every Monday I would make meat loaf. My brother's still joke about it being 'Meat Loaf Monday'!

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