'Tis the Night Before...Thanksgiving!
I know that most of you out there in food blogger land are gathering up your supplies to make that wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Thankfully I don't have to do it a second time this month. We will have a scaled down version. There will be yet another roasted chicken, pumpkin pie, garlic green beans and some misc. mashed potatoes. I would love to have a pizza instead but I am guessing they will be eating with their families. So Happy Thanksgiving from the Brown family here in Virginia. I hope that you all eat well and enjoy the company you are with whether it be friends or family.
I am always looking forward to Christmas cards to look at the whole month of December. There was a knock at the door. The mailman? Yup! He had a brown envelope in his had and I signed for it. I was a bit confused because I haven't been shopping through the mail lately. I thought it was junk. I looked at the pretty stamps and then the fog began to lift. It was a present from a very far away place...Panama. OMGoodness.! What on earth? My friend, Melissa from Cooking Diva sent me a package. I am tickled pink. I have never mentioned to her that I collect things that are handmade for my Christmas tree. Commercial stuff is okay but I like things that have been touched my someone's loving hand. Guess what!!! I got the nicest box filled with loving items. There was a pig, dove, gingerbread man, two Christmas trees, solider, angel, Santa Claus, a cow and a cat. I just love them and you can bet they will be on my Christmas just as soon as I talk DH into dragging it from underneath the stairs. Thanks to Melissa. That was such a thoughtful thing for you to do. I am certainly shocked and very pleased.
Not only did I get this wonderful gift, but I baked. I know, I know, I haven't put food on the blog in a while but I had to make these to keep from cooking tomorrow morning. I made the Spicy Pumpkin Pecan Raisin Muffins posted by Farmgirl Fare (entry dated November 20, 2005). They were beautiful. I have eaten three already. Please don't call WW and tell them what I have been not counting for my points. Great muffins Susan! Man, I am sure glad you don't live closer to me. I would have to waddle down the road to visit the sheep!