Well, I can’t believe the year has gone by so quickly. It is already turkey-time again!! I have nothing special planned this year. No family or friends. Everyone has their own plans. So, I think I will spend a quiet day, watching the parades and hopefully some good movies and crocheting. I am working on a blanket for my cousin. I don’t think I’ll even cook anything special unless I get hungry and change my mind at the last minute.
Thanksgiving is such a great holiday. All the food you can eat, and you get to see family you have not seen since last year (and you get to send them home at the end of the day too)!!
With Spring almost here, I decided to bring the grill out of the garage and clean it up. As soon as it is warm enough to be outside without a jacket, I will be using the grill to cook dinner. I love food cooked on the grill – it adds a special flavor to the meats that you just can’t duplicate on the stove or in the oven. I also like to use marinades on the meats if i am going to be grilling. So I will have a much larger variety of flavors for all the different meats very soon.
I’ve noticed over the years that just eating a bowl of cereal in the morning doesn’t keep me “satisfied” until lunch time. Even though the cereal that I eat is the healthiest cereal that I can find that actual tastes good which lately has been the popular Total Raisin Bran. About ninety minutes later I am “starving” again. So I try to eat something with protein in it too, if I can. Unfortunately, most protein-rich breakfast foods upset my stomach, so it can be a real challenge for me in the mornings!
I don’t have the opportunity to watch any of the Martha Stewart shows on television because of my work schedule, but I do enjoy watching clips from her shows on You Tube. This clip is of her with Conan in the potting shed, making topiaries from some plants that Conan claims he found in his back yard. It’s refreshing to see that Martha has a great sense of humor after all that she has been through! Very amusing!
I just heard on the radio that she has signed up with Match.com and is looking for a partner. I wish her luck!
A few days ago I cooked up a bunch of chicken thighs in the oven, using the recipe on the back of a famous pancake/biscuit mix that I always have in my pantry. It comes out tasting great, and it is better for you than deep fat fried. It tastes like fried chicken, but has much less fat in it. And chicken thighs are a good value; you get a lot of meat and very little bone. I like to cook up extra chicken and put the leftovers in the refrigerator and then later on for a lunch, when I’m in a hurry and eat it cold.
It reminds me of when I was younger and my folks used to go on our old fashioned Southern picnics where we would have cold fried chicken, potato salad, cheese and crackers, some grapes, maybe some potato chips and maybe some deviled eggs. I’m always surprised when I meet people who say that they’ve never heard of eating cold fried chicken and that they think the whole idea is “gross.” I think it is awesome, but to each his own and it leaves more for me!