Home and Missing the Old Family Homestead

Sep 15, 2014

I just returned from my year­ly vis­it to Buck­han­non, WV with mom and dad. I always love dri­ving them up to see fam­i­ly. We have the best time togeth­er sit­ting in the car for 19 plus hours and lit­er­al­ly laugh until we cry. It’s always a won­der­ful adven­ture with these two. But once home I miss see­ing them every day and miss enjoy­ing the quiet­ness of sit­ting on my aunt and uncle’s porch lis­ten­ing to birds as they fly by, lis­ten­ing to a turkey or two and watch­ing the deer eat pears and apples from trees plant­ed by my great great aunts and uncles many many years ago. I’m tru­ly a nature girl stuck smack dab in the mid­dle of the burbs. Since fam­i­ly his­to­ry is so impor­tant to me I thought I would...

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What a busy week…

Nov 24, 2010

I hope you all are get­ting ready to enjoy a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day with friends and fam­i­ly. We will be hav­ing a very slow paced day tomor­row. This year we are stay­ing put as we decid­ed to do our trav­el­ing to see fam­i­ly for Christ­mas. I must admit it will be nice to just relax and not wor­ry about enter­tain­ing or trav­el­ing. This Thanks­giv­ing I am get­ting off so easy… all Ans­ley request­ed is “Stove Top” stuff­ing and a pump­kin pie!!! Can you believe that… Ans­ley is not a big turkey eater and Alan does­n’t want me to go to all the trou­ble of cook­ing for just us three. So they got major brown­ie points with me this Thanks­giv­ing. I’m think­ing a big pot of stew or chili will be great to eat while...

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Chili anyone?

Jan 3, 2010

A few weeks ago my friend Rachael shared a Weight Watch­ers chili recipe that was so yum­my. We have already had it twice. Well I was going to make some last night and total­ly messed up the gro­cery list. When Alan got back with what I sent him for I quick­ly real­ized I sent him on a wild goose hunt so I decid­ed to just add what he bought and see what hap­pened. Oh and I should tell you he had to go back to get 2 cans of diced toma­toes because I for­got to put them on the list… mind you I was read­ing the darn recipe as I was mak­ing the list. Not sure where my head was with this task but it clear­ly was not with mak­ing a list this is...

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Catching Up “LONG”…

Nov 25, 2006

I will post the Brine recipe at a lat­er date in case some of you cook turkey for Christ­mas and want to give this a try. My BIL Dou­glas and Ans­ley had a cute lit­tle duet going on the piano.

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Just a peek…

Nov 16, 2006

at a project I am work­ing on right now. I’m just a bit ner­vous since I will be the one cook­ing the turkey this Thanks­giv­ing and I’m not a cook! My Mom can cook the best turkey!

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