Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Wow! I can't believe this month is nearly half over. Why does time go so fast now?

I figured I need to make a little list of my Thanksgiving dinner plans, and this is as good a place as any.

We (and I do mean Darrell and I) will make the following:
Smoked turkey breast
Smoked turkey leg (Darrell's dad will be visiting and only likes dark meat and we only like white meat)
Cornbread stuffing (all from scratch)
Mashed potatoes (with lots of butter and some lumps--so you can tell they are real)
Candied sweet potatoes (no marshmallows on these)
Green beans with shallots
Rolls (probably Mrs. Rhodes', but I may surprise myself)
Pretzel salad ('cause it's so dang delicious!)
Pumpkin pie (with caramel whipped cream)
And maybe another pie (I'm the only one who eats dessert in our household, so I only plan to do this if we share dessert with friends)

And we will be purchasing Irish butter since it is so much more delicious than the regular kind. You wouldn't think it makes such a difference, but it does.

Oh, I'm hungry just thinking about all this good food.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My 10 Newest Guilty Pleasures

Peanut butter Hershey kisses. They are a little piece of heaven in foil.

Going to a restaurant on Halloween night. No lines and no trick-or-treaters.

FlashForward. Each episode leaves me wishing for a two-hour episode.

Irish butter. Just when you thought butter couldn't possibly taste any better, it does. I could spend hours just playing around with photos. Ok, not only could I, but I do!

Only half-way done..... Let's see, what else?

Garlic and herb havarti. I just finished the last bit a couple of days ago. I guess I need to get some more. Shucks!

Cake wrecks. I can't believe some of the cakes that are out there. Hours of fun can be had by everyone.

Mentholatum. Ok...not necessarily a new one, but every fall I use it to keep my lips from cracking and falling off. I love the stuff!

World Market. Again, not new, but if I had a free 10-minute shopping spree in that store, I could do some serious damage to its inventory.

Watching this:
I especially love the dog reading a book while wearing glasses.

What are your guilty pleasures?