Amaryllis in Deep Red

I’m posting these pictures from Thanksgiving because a lot of people do turkey for Christmas also. This is our turkey deep frying. We started this tradition about 5 years ago. You haven’t tasted the best turkey until you’ve tasted a deep fried one. It is moist in the center and crispy on the outside. My youngest son, Greg, did the frying and carving.  It’s great to have family traditions that you can pass down to …

Lantern All Ready for the Holidays

This lantern that has been decked out for the holidays is simple and yet just enough to say Happy Holidays. The decor starts with adding a timer candle. Next, I placed some faux snow, greens, and berries inside. Then a log and some pine cones sit next to the lantern. Finally a bow tops everything off with some pine cone and a crystal pick. As with most of the things I do, everything is done …

Thanksgiving 2017

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family, food, and fun. Well just look at Mister Turkey. He has a beautiful golden brown skin as a result of the peanut oil, and my wonderful southern son-in-law who stood over the deep fryer. Sticking with our family tradition, all of the guys were out back supervising. We had an array of simple sides including corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and a string bean casserole. My …

Thanksgiving Eve

Well my Georgia Peaches got in late last night. We started our day with coffee because it is going to be a long one. My oldest daughter makes a fantastic pumpkin pie. And my youngest daughter makes a beautiful apple pie. The house smells wonderful with all the great aromas drifting through the house. I love the scent of sautéed celery and onions. Later this evening, the grandkids will decorate the gingerbread cookies made from …

Coffee and Donuts

This afternoon I met up with my daughter-in-law at my daughter’s house for coffee and donuts. Well tea for me. This was our annual meeting of the minds where we plot out our holiday festivities and food. We have a large family even though not everyone can make it for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will still have about 20 to 25 people for each holiday. Now with our laptops and iPad ready we start …