Friday, November 24, 2006

after the feast

We had a lovely day yesterday enjoying our elaborate feast for just the two of us! I had cubed bread several days before to dry out (can’t eat the store-bought stuff), and Ken got the stuffing put together before I was even up—I must say it was pleasant to rise to the aroma of cooked stuffing. He also put together a beet and onion salad for him, and made a cheese sauce for asparagus (for him). I made a sweet potato dish with coconut milk (yum!) and a salad for me, plus we had corn and the cranberry sauce I had made earlier in the week. The turkey was fabulous (healthy food is delicious as well as good for you!), and we’ve got plenty to nosh on in the coming days.

The weather was lovely, too, sunny and pleasant, and the dogs and I enjoyed an afternoon stroll after getting the kitchen cleaned up. In the evening I made bows and attached them to wreaths that I bought on Wednesday to hang on the windows at the front of the house. Forgive me Mom, they’re fake! More economical over the years and you can’t tell the difference from the street. We had hoped to bring decorations down from the attic but didn’t get to that, so will do that this afternoon, as well as get the wreaths hung. Here’s a picture of two of them ready to go!

It’s so nice to have a place to decorate after the limitations of the cabin the last two years, and though I’ve always enjoyed doing this on my own, what a difference it makes to have someone to share in the preparation and pleasure!

4 comments:

Kip said...

I love your bows and wreaths and your table looked so pretty! Sounds like you've started the holiday off right!

Kip

Pam in Moncton said...

I agree! Your table and the wreaths both are lovely.
Pam

samtzmom said...

What a very yummy looking meal! The wreaths are beautiful, and I am so happy that you have a lovely place to decorate this year and someone special there to share it all. Life is indeed good... :c)

tiggerrules said...

Your dinner looks gorgeous and I just love the wreaths. I agree with having someone to help. You don't realize how nice it is till they're there to help you. And an even bigger surprise to me when I got married is that he might actually enjoy it too (my dad never did).

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