THANKSGIVING SIDE RECIPES INCLUDING RECIPE FOR DISCO IN A GLASS, RESCUE OF FIONA BRITAINS LONELIEST SHEEP, HILARIOUS VET SIGNAGE, OLIVE AND MABLE 2 INTERNET CELEBRITIY LABS, COOL PRODUCT ALERT
Salutations Readers and hello Monday – brand new start of a week and a little inspiration, humor and recipes!
Hope you had just the kind of weekend you were looking for. Did you do anything special for Veterans Day?
I installed a flag holder and was able to put out the American flag that’s been around here for quite a few years. Lost the old flag holder with the fence when an ice storm took it down a year + ago. Feels great | Looks great to have it flying in honor of this very important holiday over the weekend.
To those who served, are serving and to those who are no longer with us — “Thank you for your service.” Salute.
Collected this Baker’s Dozen + 1 of super awesomes for today.
Beginning with Hilarious pet signs from Carroll County Veterinary Clinic outta Westminster, Maryland. Both clients and passers-by gotta chuckle at the one-liners and clever puns put on the signage by the Veterinary Clinic’s employees. I sure did!
Farm Animals based on your Zodiac sign. I’m the farm dog. You?
10 Rules to being human is a brush up course in what we all know or knew. Spot on, for sure.
Captivating Epiphanies – is pure greatness – composed and put in writing by plain-folk life observers just like us. My fav is #4 – “The teeth that fell out of your mouth during childhood are still out there.” HA
Ohhhhh – Fiona’s story of rescue is just wonderful! Who doesn’t like a cool rescue story? I do!
With Thanksgiving running at us at top speed like kids just let outta school for Thanksgiving break – I thought it would be fun to find some recipes for consideration of mixing it up a bit this year at our Thanksgiving feasts. Below are the 7 RECIPE (!) gems I collected.
I know – believe me – most of us are die-hard fans of the tried and true recipes we (and our family) have made year after year. And they’re really good! It’s called tradition.
However — Studying these recipes have me thinking maybe it’s time to bring some new interestings to the table this year.
I can personally attest to the delicious recipe of homemade cranberry sauce. I’ve made it for several years and it’s fantastic. Hello spread on leftover turkey sandwiches the day after!
I will be traveling to Sacramento area this year for Thanksgiving to be with my fun family. I’m putting a bug in my sister, Lisa’s, ear to see what she thinks about mixing it up a little.
She and Curtis host Thanksgiving at their home and it’s always beautifully decorated, all the finest dishes and table set for royalty. It’s always the BEST time – lots of laughter, reminiscing of remember whens, everyone on task with their particular job in contributing to pulling together such a grand family event (from table setter, deep fried Butterball turkey in the fryer, potato peeler, runner to the grocery store for a forgotten item or didn’t quite have enough item, and whatever else pops up that needs to happen) and ENJOYING one another and others, as in friends, who have been invited because they didn’t have a family dinner to go to.
I might have a little say-so regarding possibly mixing it up a little this year because from the time I arrive at their home early Thanksgiving morning to assist with preparation – Her greeting to me is a hug and handing me an apron with, “Let’s get to work.” Ha!
The old school Harvey Wallbanger drink recipe is an interesting read – back story – etc…
My niece Jayde and her husband, Chris, always have a specialty drink they have found a recipe and bring the fixin’s to make. I’m sending to Jayde the thought of Harvey Wallbanger.
I love how the writer of the article dubs the Harvey Wallbanger “Disco in a glass”. Pretty sure I’m using that pitch to Jayde and Chris. Haha
Cool product alert for Aplet totes is a no-brainer for taking dishes to a holiday function, picnics, potlucks. Functionality and arrive in style. These totes are a little pricey. But they do have a deal on their website of buy one get one 40% off.
I did the Amazon search thing and there are other totes similar for le$$.
Olive and Mabel are A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E labs who have become internet celebs thanks to the brilliant, creative scripts, video and commentary by their human “dad” Andrew Cotter. Total great watch.
WHILE THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHED story was written by Harriette Miller, my grandma. She wrote a family book of 120 pages filled with funny stories and events, timelines — at the age of 85!
Grandma was smart as a whip, humorous, joyful, loving, a rancher’s wife who worked hard every single day and a very classy lady. She could recall the date and year of anything, I mean anything and everything – family or historical events until the day that she passed.
I have no idea when (circa) this particular hilarious memory story took place but it was a long time ago when women wore dresses and “stockings” – always – which translates to this day and time as “nylons”. Shout out to ya, Grandma!
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- THIS VETERINARY CLINIC PUTS UP THE FUNNIEST SIGNS !
- HERE’S THE FARM ANIMAL that captures each Zodiac sign
- THE 10 RULES to being human
- 10 CAPTIVATING EPIPHANIES – clevers + thought provoking
- FIONA BRITAIN’S LONELIEST SHEEP RESCUED … super-duper-feel-good story!
- RECIPE (!) BROWN BUTTER AND HERB MASHED POTATO BAKE – gotta be as fantastic tasting as it looks and reads in recipe — no if – ands – or buts
- RECIPE (!) AMAZING FLAVOR TURKEY BRINE – developed collaborating with their chef friend – again, gotta be fantastic reading the recipe and what to do and not do
- RECIPE (!) FRESH CRANBERRY SAUCE – this fresh cranberry sauce is indeed – “fresh and bursting with flavor”
- RECIPE (!) POTATO GRATIN WITH SMOKED SALMON – Wow does this recipe check all the boxes for a very special spin on a favorite side
- RECIPE (!) – PRETZEL STUFFING – another recipe checking all the boxes for a special spin on a favorite side!
- RECIPE (!) RANCH FIRECRACKERS – hello nibble food by the handfull
- RECIPE (!) HARVEY WALLBANGER – hello sipping delish while hanging out at the Ranch Firecracker bowl laughing and chatting with others guests
- COOL PRODUCT ALERT ! Aplat totes – just in time to order for the holidays — either for you or as a gift for a lucky recipient that won’t be re-gifted or BEST both you + a gift!
- OLIVE & MABEL – WORKING LIKE A DOG – prepare to smile from ear to ear and, like me, become a big fan of the 3.
WHILE THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHED AS A DOG WET ON ME
BY HARRIETTE MILLER
With five sons it seemed we were always going to football games. This particular time – none of our boys were playing but we were attending a highly competitive game between the University of Missouri and the University of Oklahoma football teams at Columbia, Missouri.
We had perfect seats not only on the 50 yard line but on the first row. During an intense moment of the game, the referees called time out.
“Dog on the field” came the message over the loud speaker.
Sure enough there was a big old Boxer who had wandered out on the field. The referee tried to get it off the field but the Boxer appeared much more playful than scared.
The packed stadium seemed amused at its behavior. Suddenly it came toward me. Again, all eyes were following it. I didn’t give it much thought until it stopped right at my feet and heisted its leg right on my stocking!
I can’t tell you how embarrassed I was. Kay (my daughter-in-law) and I had to walk through the crowd to the Ladies Room where I washed my stocking with paper towels.
No way was I going back in to the stadium for the remainder of the game. Until this day, every time I see a Boxer I take several steps back.
~ From Harriette Miller’s family book of stories she wrote in 1994, titled “MY LIFE”