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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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.

read more

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!

read more