I'm sitting here at my dining table smelling something oh, so nice. I think my neighbor is preparing some of her dishes for Thanksgiving. The smells of sage, celery and onions are dancing around my nose. Mmmm,yummy. Oops, my tummy's growling lol.
In 9 days it will be Thanksgiving Day here in the USA. I have my menu planned and groceries purchased. This year I'm thinking of adding a new dish to the menu: Crab Meat Pie. An old high school classmate shared the recipe on facebook and I can't wait to make it. I thought I'd make a small one tomorrow just to see if I like it. (It's crab meat-my favorite. Of course I'm going to like it!)
CRAB MEAT PIE
7-1/2 oz crab meat
1 c. finely chopped celery 2 tbsp. grated onion 2 tbsp. chopped green pepper 2 eggs, beaten 1 c. mayonnaise 1/2 c. bread crumbs 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. lemon juice Unbaked pie shell
Combine crab meat, celery, salt, onion, green pepper, mayonnaise, lemon juice, eggs and all but 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. Mix lightly. Turn into unbaked pie shell, sprinkle with reserved crumbs and Cheddar cheese. Bake 25 minutes in a 350 oven, or until firm and brown. Should be golden brown and fluff.
Here's where she got the recipe. She posted picture of hers (she made two) and they look so delicious.
This past weekend some friends and I took a nice drive down to Virgina for the annual Norfolk State University homecoming. We had lots of fun. When we left Maryland it was cold, dreary and drizzling. I was a little worried that the rain would ruin the weekend but as we got into Virginia, it was humid - though at night it did get a bit chilly.
On game day, in honor of breast cancer month the girls and I decided to wear pink t-shirts with our little group name. We received a lot of compliments. I didn't get to take many pictures as the battery in my phone wouldn't hold a charge. I either need to replace the battery or get a new phone. Here's a couple I was able to get.
I really love these shirts.
There's eight of us (three were not able to make it this year). These ladies are the best. Never a dull moment. We laughed so hard and so much all weekend. My jaws were so sore from all the laughter. We're already looking forward to next year.
Now we're in the process of getting some shirts made to support our hometown football team, the Baltimore Ravens. Cannot wait!
Over the weekend I finally got around to putting up my fall decor. It's not all up however I got the main areas done...the diningroom and front door.
Here's the diningroom:
I wanted to do something different on the table as far as using a table runner. I'm so tired of the regular cloth runners. At first I was just going to stack three baskets and fill them with pumpkins, gourds, faux leaves and grass but then I thought of the cost of putting that together (maybe next year). Then one day while browing on Pinterest I found an interesting table runner made out of felt, leaf-shape table mats. It was so pretty and the pinner used mats from my favorite store, Dollar Tree. Well when I got to Dollar Tree they were all gone. So I thought, "There goes that idea."
Then this past Saturday I was in a Big Lots that was closing down and found glittered, felt table mats for $1.40 each. I bought 5 and they look so nice on the table. The pinner from Pinterest hot glued the ends together, but I decided not to do that in case I want to use them another way next year.
The first photo is the way I originally wanted to lay them out, but after sharing my choices with my girlfriends, it was decided the second photo was the better choice.
Then there's outside my front door,..
Wish my door was a different color. I thought about adding garland around the door but I think it would be over-kill. Also I feel like something is missing from the wagon. Can't quite put my finger on it.
My livingroom is also done but I still have the totes in there as well as a bench that I need to take to the dumpster. Hopefully by the weeks end I can show you that area. I still have the bathroom and kitchen to finish then I can post pics of those rooms too.
What a beautiful weekend it has been. Warm days - cool nights. No AC needed. Just opened windows allowing the fresh air to flow through my little palace. I simply love this weather!
This morning I slept in because my bed was so warm and cozy and the air was so cool. When I finally got up and got myself together, I had a nice breakfast then wrapped myself up with my blanket, lounged on the sofa and watch some football. I don't know how long this great weather will last (after all it is officially still summer) but I am going to enjoy every moment of it.
Hmm. This nice weather has me thinking...I need to stock up on my supplies at home and for the office. At this time of the year I like to enjoy certain thinkgs like a big mug of cocoa or a nice warm bowl of oatmeal. Guess I will be making a trip to the stores this week.
I really look forward to this time of year. It means that summer is near it's end. I have to admit that up until last week, the summer temps have been quite comfortable - in some cases a little cold which didn't bother me a bit. However I am so over summer and ready for Fall. Just the other day I saw a flock of geese flying over. That means soon temps will start getting cooler...nice crisp morning air. The leaves will perform their closing act...turning their beautiful reds, oranges, yellows and browns. Dancing through the air as they gently fall from their branches. It's a beautiful site to see.
To get me ready I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest posting autumn scences, warm/cozy recipes and decor ideas.
Right now I'm participating in the House & Holiday Plan over at Organized Christmas and during the countdown I plan to include a few fall activities like taking a drive or walk to through a park or back road just to admire the beauty all around (maybe take some pictures), try new as well as old favorite recipes of comfort foods and desserts, plus decorate my little palace in spirit of the season.
Sometimes having everything connected is not a good idea. Trying to clear photos from my phone to make space, I mistakenly also cleared photos from my google+ photo. Now all of my pictures are no longer showing up on my blogs.
SMH. Not sure what to do to get them back. So upset right now.