Post #680 Happy Feast of the Bird!

November 28, 2019 at 11:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Day traditions in our house are probably different to what goes on in your house.  We get up whenever we feel like it, and have a leisurely breakfast of whatever is on hand.  We spend the day relaxing, watching movies, listening to music, reading and whatever else catches our fancy.  In years past, we’ve taken drives to see the scenery, and when we’re close enough we’ve visited friends and family.  We’ve been planning our feast for weeks now, and modified it for current requirements and health changes.

We slept in, for us, and got up at 6:30 am!  There was a very light snow falling and the sun was just starting to light up the sky.  Breakfast was on me, so I put the skillet on to heat while Partner/Spouse walked the dog and fed him.  I mixed up some pancakes from scratch, so fun.  I used the same recipe I wrote about last time, but increased the sugar and left out the butter since I can’t have that right now.  No fats at all.  I let the batter sit while I fried up the bacon.  Before anyone says “Wait a minute!  Bacon has tons of fat in it!  You can’t eat that!” let it be known that I did not eat any.  The pancakes turned out great and I spread raspberry preserves on mine.

While all this was going on, the snow got heavier and the puppy in the back connecting yard spent several minutes chasing snowflakes, jumping to catch them, and scratching and pooping.

Once breakfast was over, we “watched”  a series of movies with loads of music.  We recently signed up for the Disney+ channel and have been working out way through all the Disney classics.  Today, so far, we’ve seen Tangled, and something else I can’t remember.  We’ve seen a ton of them, mostly the ones that were popular when we were kids.

So, the turkey is brining as we speak, and Partner/Spouse is in the kitchen making tartlets.  We opted not to have whole great big pies since they’d get tossed before they were eaten.  We have a turkey breast since it’s lower in fat and healthier.  We’re going to roast some root veggies, and I’m going to attempt a no-fat gravy with turkey drippings, chicken stock, and corn starch.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.  Dessert is the tartlets.  He made a bunch of pecan pie tartlets, and some organic cherry.  Can’t wait until feasting is.

So now, the snow has stopped, the music is on, I’m finishing this post and picking up one of my favorite reading books – a COOKBOOK!!  It’s one I’ve read before, but it’s fun to go back and browse through it and just enjoy.

Hope everyone has a great feast day.  Share your favorite traditions and what your plans were for this day.  Take care.

And as always,

 

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