Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November 26, 2008 - Thanksgiving

This is to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. My life is full and content and all of you have made it so. It's a tough year for many. I feel truly blessed that I have so much and hope to give much back over the next year. I'll be spending the day with a great group of friends and I'm sure the food will be amazing. 

We had our first snow of the season this week. So I went outside and took a few pics near my house. Tonight I'm making a few pies and of course one of them has to be pumpkin. I like to try something new every year so I found a recipe for a pumpkin/orange bread pudding and a great pie that combines pears, cranberries and pecans. I'd better get to work.

For each new morning with its light.
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
--Ralf Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November 20, 2008 - I'm bad.

I'm bad for not blogging for the last two months. Sometimes you just run dry. And nobody reads this anyway. Especially when I don't put anything new in here. So I'm back. Next week is Thanksgiving. The best thing about a holiday like this is sleeping late and really not feeling compelled to do anything. Working at home the temptation to do work is pretty powerful. You're in the office so why not get something done. But on holidays…nothin. Don't want to lift a finger. 

So I start the day with a big leisurely breakfast. It's just one of my favorite comforts. So I'm going to share. Here's one of my favorite recipes:

Corn Meal Pancakes

Put one cup of white or yellow cornmeal in a bowl and add
1 teaspoon of salt
1 to 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
Stir in 1 cup of boiling water, cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
In another bowl beat
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons of melted butter
Add these to the cornmeal along with
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour and
2 tablespoons of double-acting baking powder.
Give a few good strokes and fry em up on a cast iron skillet.
Cover with hot maple syrup.
A few sausage links on the side make it great. And coffee.
And lay around in your robe and stocking feet near a sunny window. 
Enjoy. m