This sweet video comes from my friend Kristi, who raises Leader Dog puppies for the blind.
Grab a Kleenex and enjoy!
Posted by Aunt Julie at 7:47 AM
I am participating in Six Word Saturday, hosted by Cate at Show My Face.
Posted by Aunt Julie at 11:57 PM
I've only done this once. Went to Target at 4 in the morning, years ago, and cannot even remember what I was hunting for. I do remember that whatever it was, I did NOT get it. And made a resolution to stay in bed, digesting turkey and pumpkin pie, on all future Black Fridays.
But not this year. You see, now it is 3:25 a.m. and I just finished shopping online. I was in bed early, pooped from the long day of cooking and cleaning. My eyes popped open at 2:00 or so and could not get back to sleep. So I got online, to browse, and ended up with three great deals.
Wish I could tell you what they were, but my kids read this blog. (Hi, boys). Amazon had a Lightning Deal and I took it. Turns out that by the time I went back to shop some more, it was already gone. Saved 50% on something I was going to pay full price for in a store. Something that is never discounted. So I scored, and in my pj's, too!
So, after I congratulate myself, I'm having a piece of pumpkin pie, with lots of whipped cream, and going back to bed!
Posted by Aunt Julie at 4:27 AM
At Thanksgiving, when oven space is at a premium, I like to make my stuffing in the crock pot.
Another benefit of not preparing the stuffing in the bird is not having to worry about the internal temperature of the stuffing, to avoid possible food poisioning issues. That said, here's a very easy, fool proof crock pot stuffing recipe.
In 1 cup of butter, saute 2 cups each chopped onion & celery. Add 1/4 cup chopped parsley.
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 1/2 tsp. sage
1 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. marjoram
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Pour this over 12 cups bread cubes.
Stir in 4 1/2 cups chicken broth, and 2 beaten eggs.
Mix well. Put in slow cooker.
Cook on High 45 minutes, or on Low 4-8 hours.
This basic recipe can be doctored any way you wish. I love the ease of using the crock pot. It is served from the crock pot, so it never has a chance to get cold and gummy on the buffet table!
Posted by Aunt Julie at 10:35 AM
When I checked in this morning, I had three comments. Two were lovely comments from good followers who comment frequently. One was not. Turns out, it was spam. Porn spam.
If any of my readers opened it, I apologize! I now have word verification in place to eliminate the problem. Please let me know how the word verification is working, as my book tells me it is not seen by the author. Guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. What a world...
Posted by Aunt Julie at 10:23 AM
Ok, it's November 6th and my last post was pre-Halloween! I'd call that a major dry spell.
How to get over a dry spell...hmmmm..........Think I'll have a beer first,
and then make some lists or something.
After dinner, (guests tonight) and the dishes are done, and homework checked and laundry folded. And it's a nice night, so maybe after the dogs get a little walk. Yeah, that's a good idea. Pretty soon, it'll be too cold to walk them.
Oh jeez, I have to run out and get turkey for Soccer Boy's lunch tonight too. And milk. Probably need to stop at the gas station first. Did I mail that bill today? Better run by the Post Office, too.
Probably be too tired to write after all that.
I can't even imagine what life was like for my Grandma. She did all this without a dishwasher, electric oven, washing machine, refrigerator, or car. Of course, she could pick veggies from her garden, or the root cellar, so she didn't need to run into town every day. And the turkey would have been one whose neck she chopped off, and whose feathers she plucked! The dog didn't need walking. He went down and brought the cows up to the barn twice a day for milking.
And she definitely would not have had a beer! It would have been a brandy.
Posted by Aunt Julie at 7:08 PM