Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
I have been running around madly today, trying to getÂ ready for Thanksgiving.Â Here’s my food list for the holiday, living next to the holiday cookie list on the refrigerator door.
Note that pie is a major player in my holiday meal plan.Â Also note that I do not intend to cook a turkey this year.Â In fact, I never cook a turkey on Thanksgiving.Â I always (well, almost always) make lasagne, salad, and bread and then we pig out on pie.Â This year I plan on making three pies:Â pumpkin, pecan, and apple.Â Why, yes, it’s true that there are only three people in my family.Â What of it?Â (Pay no attention to the mention of carrot cake on the list above.Â That’s another matter entirely….)
I’ve begunÂ making preparations forÂ Christmas-cookie-making, as well.Â This starts with the traditional pulling out of all the cookie cookbooks in my library, shown here with pecans.
There are quite a few.Â Some are not even pictured.
Then I make a list of people to whom I intend to give cookies.Â Then I make a list of cookies I intend to bake.Â (See above.)Â Then I think about how many days are left until the day when I need to get these cookies in the mail or give them to neighbors.Â OnlyÂ then doÂ IÂ begin to feel a bit stressed.Â But hope springs eternal.Â This year I will get it all done!
Why, I’ve already finished one knitted gift!
And am progressing steadily on a second!
This is shaping up very nicely–a pretty little cloud of blue fluff.