Sunday, November 18, 2012
Today we had our Thanksgiving dinner at church. Potluck with mostly potatoes, gravy, turkey and ham. And desserts, of course. I made scalloped potatoes for my main dish I provided, which went amazingly well. I also took two sugar free things because some of us should not be eating those sugar-laden things. I had a crustless pumpkin cheesecake and some cranberry relish. It was the only cranberry, so that went pretty well. A couple of us liked my cheesecake. I still ended up eating too much, but I did better than other years. And I stuck with a little of my cheesecake for dessert and stayed away from those brownies that looked sooooo good.
On a sad end, I found out that my dog has advanced cancer. He is on some anti-inflammatory meds and I have gotten him some liver supplement to hopefully get some of the fluid retention gone, but I am afraid that he doesn't have much time. I almost lost him 6 years ago, but the Lord allowed me to keep him then. I am not really ready to lose him now. I am not sure what I will do without my last little guy. It will be so lonely here all alone.
Monday, September 17, 2012
It seems that everywhere near here the Oktoberfest is in September, not October. I don't know if it is that way in Germany or not. This weekend I found out they had it in Parker. Mostly it was a craft and business sales show, but they did have some German dancers and German band that I enjoyed watching and listening to. I had not been to an Oktoberfest for years, so it was enjoyable to go to it. They also had Brats and one place even had German Potato Salad, which is hard to find around here (the potato salad, not the Brats), so I did have to splurge and have some of it.
On the way to the Oktoberfest there was a booth still open at the farmers market in Parker where the guy sold only heirloom vegetables (mainly tomatoes). Now I have found I like tomatoes if they are in a sauce, sliced on a sandwich or cooked with seasonings and usually melted cheese. The man handed me a taste of one of his tomatoes, though, and it was so sweet that I bought one of them (couldn't afford more as they were $2 each). I have never had so sweet and flavorful a tomato, even with growing my own tomatoes.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Today I decided to go to a Farmers Market a little way from here. They were pretty expensive there, but I still got some tomatoes, berries, and fruit, plus a loaf of bread. It was the berries that got to me, though. Tomorrow is a friend's anniversary and she once told me that her husband liked blueberries. I don't know how to make rhubarb pie, so I decided to make him a blueberry pie and I got her a big bouquet of carnations. Of course, I have never made a blueberry pie from fresh blueberries and had too many, so I have two pies. But that was fun. I just hope it turns out.
For the carnations I needed some fern to go into the bouquet, so headed to a flower shop nearby, which turned out to be closed down. I ended up at a nursery and got some plants, then found a flower shop they told me about. I think that it turned out pretty well. And, there were enough carnations left to have a small bouquet in my living room, too.
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