I must apologize for never having pictures for this side of my blog. There's a laziness in me when it comes to that camera!
Now that today is nearly over, I truly hope and pray everyone had a wonderful day with family. And if not with family, hopefully doing something enjoyable and pleasing. I know for some, the holidays can be a real season of stress and hardship, something I've experienced myself often over the years I've spent since leaving home at the ripe old age of 18!
As you all may remember, I have only a large toaster oven [my Toaster-Oven Tuesdays have been side-lined due to current life events] and I used it to roast a turkey. No, the whole turkey did not fit into the oven, but I cut off the wings and legs & thighs - leaving the latter two attached to each other - and roasted them and 1/2 the back in one batch on a rack in a pan, covered with foil. When they were done, I then did the remaining 1/2 back and the breast. I cooked them yesterday so that I could do the stuffing today and I cut up the breast, deboned the thighs and warmed them in the toaster oven. Along with those dishes I had mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans w/butter, deviled eggs, store-bought sandwich rolls cut in half, and I opened our last can of green olives. For dessert, I had picked up a NY cheesecake from Trader Joe's and a jar of lemon curd which I slathered over the top and Marty, Nick and I had quite a pleasant little feast, and there's plenty of leftovers to last through the weekend!
I'm thankful for my little family, and thankful I am home to be with them and to be able to cook a good meal for them. I'm thankful I'm here and not up north where there is so much family drama. I'm thankful for those family members even with the drama but am also thankful I moved away all those years ago and I'm especially thankful that the Lord chose me to be one of His own.
This past week, I learned from my daughter that her baby due in mid-April, is going to be a.....GIRL! So I will have one grandSON and one grandDAUGHTER. I guess I'd better seriously consider getting some quilts finished, including my daughter and son-in-law's wedding quilt that I started, ahem, about six years ago, and my grandson is already four and hasn't received a quilt from Grammy yet! And tomorrow starts the annual Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, so excited and anxious to see what it will become!
May your home be filled with many blessings.