Sunday, November 30, 2008
I hung it on my bathroom door until I could decide where the best place would be for it to hang. The more I see it in my bathroom, the more I like it there. I think it will remain there since I can see it every morning and evening. It makes me smile and that's good thing!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Marinated Turkey Tenderloins
Oh my goodness, it was delicious! Everyone ate until they were full. Deniska ate and ate! Bless his heart, I think he finally got full. He had all 3 desserts!
At the table, after grace, we went around and said what we were thankful for today.
Nikolai was thankful for Mama fixing such a good meal.
It was a time of reflection for me on my own childhood. I miss my parents during the holidays. I especially thought of my mother, since this is the first Thanksgiving without her. I found myself going to her house several times during the past week just to look, as if I was trying to find her.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
1. a loving and supportive husband
2. the 2 seven-year old boys who grace each second of my life
3. the sweet breathing of one of the boys who snuck into bed with me last night
4. good friends
5. my parents (who are together in Heaven) for giving me a solid foundation
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Know that the LORD is God, our maker to whom we belong,
Enter the temple gates with praise, its courts with thanksgiving.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This is the pie I am making for Thanksgiving. It's a recipe from Paula Deen.
Paula Deen's Pumpkin Pie
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups canned pumpkin, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, optional
1 piece pre-made pie dough
Whipped cream, for topping
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place 1 piece of pre-made pie dough down into a (9-inch) pie pan and press down along the bottom and all sides. Pinch and crimp the edges together to make a pretty pattern. Put the pie shell back into the freezer for 1 hour to firm up. Fit a piece of aluminum foil to cover the inside of the shell completely. Fill the shell up to the edges with pie weights or dried beans (about 2 pounds) and place it in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, remove the foil and pie weights and bake for another 10 minutes or until the crust is dried out and beginning to color.
For the filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined. Add the eggs mixed with the yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter, and beat until combined. Finally, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger, if using, and beat until incorporated.
Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crust and bake for 50 minutes, or until the center is set. Place the pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Cut into slices and top each piece with a generous amount of whipped cream
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Isn't this pretty?
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
What better way for everyone to join hands around the globe and share our crafty goodness!!!
So... get typing, leave a comment and even if you aren't in the first three... it doesn't hurt to start your own chain of PIF's!!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I found this little metal pumpkin at Big Lots (I love that store!) Anyway, I thought it was just perfect for my fall decorating outside. After Thanksgiving, I will start with Christmas!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
My bedroom has become a crafting room as I make gifts for Christmas. I'm not seeing that it will be any better before Christmas! I have an eruption of material, sewing machines, ironing board, iron, pins, scissors, paper, glue, etc.... I know my overly neat and orderly husband will be glad when my creative juices stop flowing! But, in the mean time, I have some really cute things to share with everyone!