Monthly Archives: November 2006

Homemade Christmas

God bless my elementary school teachers for making Christmas crafts such a sign of the season, and for driving home the message that Moms and Dads will always love to get homemade gifts. I am one of the least crafty … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner was undeniably delicious–my best ever, easily. I lived by the maxim of good cooks everywhere: don’t be afraid of a little butter, a little sugar or a little salt. It all turned out well, except that I did … Continue reading

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Sixty-five Degrees, Dry and Sunny

It was so sunny and pleasant and warm.  This weather is California-esque.  J23, Scott and I sat outside on the back patio and talked, and then I sprayed the roses for blackspot and raked leaves into protective coverings for the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving preparations

Tonight I’m making a couple of things ahead for Thanksgiving: pumpkin pie with a ginger snap cookie crust and the cranberry sauce. The pie is finished and cooling. The crust looks like it might have burned a bit. Scott spiffed … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

This is the opposite of nutritious. It has some things in it that are next to non-food items. However, it is easy–fool-proof, actually–and undeniably delicious. For Kayray, here it is: Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Cream cheese–half of an 8 ounce package … Continue reading

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I haven’t felt too well the past couple of days but I did manage to make dinner to take over to Joyce (although I spilled half of it on the floor–thankfully I still had enough in the pan! Just not … Continue reading

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A time to mourn, and a time to dance

This cold, windy evening we went to the Crossing concert at our church. The darkened sanctuary was filled to Easter crowd size. The Crossing is an Irish band from Chicago associated with a hippie/commune church up there from what I … Continue reading

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