Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Eve!

I am going to my neighbor's house for Thanksgiving.  She kindly invited me and I accepted.   It has been years since I have spent Thanksgiving with anyone else.  I hope I don't forget my manners!  You can develop some bad habits when you spend as much time alone as I do! LOL!
 I told her I would bring my families 24 Hour Salad which has been a Thanksgiving staple for generations.  It's from The Better Homes and Garden's cookbook from years ago but I'm sure it's still around somewhere on the internet if it's not in the cookbook anymore.  I found it and here's the link to the recipe Basically you drain pineapple, cherries and oranges.   You make a custard over a double boiler with egg yolks, vinegar, sugar, butter,salt and some pineapple juice.  Then you let that cool and mix the custard, miniature marshmallows fruit and real whipped whipping cream and there you have it!  I used to use Queen Anne pitted cherries but I can't find them down here in AR.
I'm waiting for the custard to cool as I write this.
I am also experimenting (this has nothing to do with cooking!) using gray water leftover from my bath to store water to water my plants with.  The only problem I foresee is that my hot water is softened.  So, we shall see how the plants take to it.  I also throw in water leftover from taking my pills.  Since I pay for water and it is a finite resource, I thought I would try and conserve it as much as possible.  I may have to save more containers than this.  I'm storing them on the porch.
I started a new cross stitch project that I bought and found on Pinterest.  I just bought the pattern and downloaded it.  I have plenty of 14 count Aida cloth and floss. 
 I also found some bags I had bought at the Dollar Store as school supply holders that fit in a notebook but I thought they would make great little project bags.  I gathered all my supplies for this project and have them "at the ready"!
 I am making this for my son Jim who's birthday is December 15th.  When he was younger he and I would watch Bob Ross the painter on Saturday mornings on PBS.  Jim is very artistic and I thought this present would bring back some great memories for both of us.  The one below was on Pinterest and doesn't look like it will take me too long to do.  I think he will really be surprised.  So will I if I get it done and sent to him before his birthday! LOL!
I've been diligently working on my Giant Granny and I am determined to finish up projects around here be they crochet or cleaning or whatever!  I'm on the 3rd side of the 3rd round of a 4 round border.  This blanket is big now!  At least bigger than I thought but I still love it!
I also added some "stash" when I went to Walmart the other day.  I am wanting to make a crocheted linen stitch scarf like the one Becki from Field of Lilies blog made.  You can see it on the right hand side of my blog as she is one of the blogs I follow.. 
I also finished this book about the little girl raised by monkeys.  This is a true story and she's been on many of the major news outlets and they don't like to be wrong.  It was fascinating and I highly recommend it!
Are you cooking today/tonight/tomorrow?  What are your plans?  I have a turkey breast in the freezer as I really like leftovers and I probably won't have any as I am eating at the have another turkey dinner I will be making this week to ensure I get leftovers! LOL!  I hope you are going to have a wonderful day tomorrow with plenty to eat and surrounded by loved ones and don't forget to be grateful!
Happy Trails!


  1. We are going to my daughters for Thanksgiving. It is so nice of her to host us, but I really miss the leftovers.

    1. I was sneaky since I like leftovers too. I bought everything for my own turkey dinner that I will cook tomorrow! LOL! I'm so bad!

  2. Your plants will probably die from the water softner water. They can't take the salt. Try a test. That scarf link is awesome, I may have to buy some yarn:) Happy Thanksgiving! :)

    1. I think you're right....I thought of it after I had done it but it might be diluted enough since the cold water is not softened. We shall see. I know, isn't that scarf pretty? Becki said she loved working on it too. Happy Thanksgiving to you guys and your family!

  3. Love all your projects, I'm always trying to finish off things, but my problem is that I normally start new things to finish off! That dessert looks yummy, hope that you had a wonderful time with your neighbour.

  4. How sweet of your neighbor to invite you over. Have a lovely time which by now I'm sure you did.

  5. Whew! survived the Turkey Fest Day.... and now am relaxing... no Black Friday or Saturday shopping for me,,, time to decorate,,, HoHoHo!
    I luv your Bob Ross x-stitch,,,.. and I remember seeing him on TV,,, he always talked so calming.


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