Holidays with Dani: an overdue update

Thanksgiving with Dani went even better than I hoped. We were a little concerned at first. It rained on the way to our daughter’s so there was a possibility Asta and Dani would be inside, with all the people. It wasn’t a big group… around 9 people, in and out during the day. Among us […]

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Trial run

Clearly, I don’t understand the concept that a Mulligan is a one-time redo, not a two-week hiatus. Bygones… Dani’s updates are encouraging. During the day, she’s letting me closer without running away. At night I’m still her side chick, and if she feels particularly anxious and Mister isn’t around, she does look for comfort and […]

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Recipes needed

Thanksgiving is done. I ate too much and have leftovers that could last until Christmas. The Day After Thanksgiving, traditionally I make gumbo with whatever turkey didn’t get eaten. The last couple of years I have had epic fails. I burnt the roux last year and threw in the towel. I need some new recipes […]

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100 Word Challenge: Family

peeled green apples

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. If I was hosting a typical feast, I would have already prepped most of the dishes I would serve. I would bake the ham and start brining the turkey. Pies would be in the oven and rolls waiting in the fridge (I’m still baking an apple pie, but […]

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100 Word Challenge: Turkey

I got a little overwhelmed with prep work for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner and didn’t take a break until it was dark outside. Sorry for the late post. So I can have time to actually enjoy dinner with my family, I try to get as much of the meal together the day before. All that remains […]

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100 Word Challenge: Dinner

peeled green apples

Tomorrow, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the U.S. I’ve been cooking for the past couple of days. The menu includes the standard fare: turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole (with crispy onions), gravy, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, and two kinds of pie – pecan and apple. I’ll brew a pitcher of sweet iced tea and […]

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