Thanksgiving Day was wonderful because my daughter and I were together to celebrate it!
The day started off with an early morning phone call from my aunt, who called to wish us a happy Thanksgiving. It really wasn't that early in the morning, except, having gone to bed around 3:30 a.m., I was still sleeping at 9:00 a.m. when she called! LOL.
I spent part of the morning finishing up the hot pad I had started sewing the day before:
|Hot Pad Front|
|Hot Pad Back|
The caroling lady was supposed to have been a stuffed toy/ornament and has been in my stash for a long time! I am not quite sure how I came to have it in my stash in the first place! I couldn't think of anyone who would appreciate a fabric ornament, but, didn't want to dispose of it, either. Then, the other night, I thought it would do nicely for a hot pad, instead. I appliqued it onto the plain blue fabric and then, sewed the hot pad. I'm definitely going to consider this as a decluttered item!
The previous night's wind had knocked over the avocado plant and when my daughter and I went to set it back upright, again, we noticed that some of the purple mustard leaves had been snapped off by the wind! We picked those and daughter added them to the salad she prepared for our dinner, later in the evening.
I started on the Thanksgiving dinner preparations in the afternoon, making the cranberry sauce, first. Then, an apple pie, made with Granny Smith apples and my homemade all butter pie crust. I had an opportunity to use two of my birthday presents from my daughter to make the pie - the mini food processor to blend the butter into the flour for the pie crust (so much faster than using two knives to cut in the butter) and the new silicone pastry sheet to roll out the pie crusts! I decluttered the old pastry sheet I have had for the past 25 years (bought at a Tupperware party - that one was rather battered with a corner melted when it came too close to a stove burner that was on and cut through in places!)
Daughter made the rice using a boxed wild rice and rice mix and after the pie finished baking, we increased the oven temperature from 350F to 400F and baked the frozen salmon fillet, which we seasoned with some lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. It turned out nicely. We had some mixed Japanese mustard greens and mizuna cooked together in a dish called "namul" to go with our salmon and rice:
I didn't take a picture of the salad of mixed greens and cucumber.
Afterwards, we enjoyed a piece of pie, each.
This Thanksgiving, I was thankful for:
- Having my daughter home and being able to celebrate with her
- The blessing of good health and being alive
- A warm and comfortable home
- Good food and plenty of it
- Family and friends
My joyful activity was celebrating Thanksgiving with my daughter.
Today, Friday (Black Friday), I am doing laundry and relaxing. We didn't do any Black Friday shopping (we rarely do, anyway).
Neighbor S sent over a platter of goodies through her daughter N:
|Thanksgiving Goodies from Neighbors S and N|
N had made the little round pumpkin pastries and apple pie; S had added the madeleine cookies that my daughter loves and some chocolates to round it off! She also sent over some turkey! I think there will be some turkey pot pies and/or turkey casserole, this weekend! LOL.