Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Eve Finale

Why,why,why....will Blogger only post 3 pics? Any techincal discussion greatly appreciated. Now back to our story. Tonight I will prepare two deep dish pumpin/pecan pies. A big hit with boys of all ages, expecially with a small pour of cinnamon flavored heavy cream....yummy! I decided for the three of us to do a nice baked ham, our families' favorite twice baked potates, a medly of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots in my own special sauce, deviled eggs, doused with curry powder and sprinkled with cayenne pepper (wimpy deviled eggs for the jalapeno raised father and son), and the ubitiquos pea salad, full of goodies and spiced Texas style. More than the 3 of us need, but oh, what I can do with the left-overs. Potato soup, hoppin John with the ham added to black-eyed peas, rice and lots of Cajun spice.....and of course, a crustless quiche filled with broccoli, ham and cheese. I feel the lbs growing.

Tonight I will fold these while the pies bake, the eggs boil, cheese grated....all that jazz. Washed and dried yesterday. I think one task a day is plenty. How did our grandmother's get so much done with so little conveniences? I have big appliances and small appliances and still put off everything to the last minute. Maybe they used their time more wisely.....or could it be because we have these conviences we are too dependent on them?

The idea of a small, quiet Thanksgiving is very appealing to me at the moment. We will miss a house full of family but are still thankful they are well and have their loved ones with which to count their blessings and sharing in the giving of the simplicity of Thanksgiving. Enjoy, drink and be merry for Christmas is on its way.
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1 comment:

Jeannie said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! It all sounds yummy. Cheers