Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, Monday

Amy had the two “mothers” over for dinner last night.  Joyce recently had neck surgery, and Joyce, Amy, rag quiltthoughtful Amy put together this rag quilt for her to take with her to the hospital.

The quilt is made from 3 shirts that belonged to Jason’s dad, and one of Jason’s denim shirts, so it has lots of sentimental value.  And is pretty dang cute.

Pam and Jennie (two sweet BSP sistas) helped get Amy started on the quilt while I was away, not that I would have been much help, seeing as how I have never made any kind of quilt.  But still.  Just shows you how important these “aunties” are to our kids, even when the kids are old enough to have kids of their own.

Speaking of kids, the grammies and Amy will be at school today having Thanksgiving lunch with the wee boys.  Grandma:  all the fun with none of the work!

So today is menu planning and grocery list making, getting ready for turkey day.

Every year I fix a glazed carrots and parsnip dish, and marinated Roma tomatoes.  Yum.  Both recipes can be found at

What are some traditional Thanksgiving family dishes that you serve? Not counting the turkey and cranberry sauce!


ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!
I see too many quikts...and I think that I've to learn!
I have a lot of illustrated books of Singer, it's time that I take them down from the attic!!!

I'll watch your TGD recipes!!!

Have a great week!!!

Big hugs!!!

Haley D. said...

Amy did a great job, and I know Joyce will treasure it. Enjoy your turkey day with all the wee turkeys!

Jean said...

Amy rocked that quilt! Rag quilts are such a comfort! Have fun with the kids!

barb @iPhoneographi said...

Parsnips are not my friends. Just saying.

We have a very traditional dinner. My mother is not fond of veering off course. Not even in the dessert arena. Me? I'm a rebel. I try something new every year!

Enjoy lunch with the wee boys. Hopefully, the some of the chairs are Grammie-size. My sister recently had an event at her son's school and none of the chairs were grown-up size!

Big hugs xoxo

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Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

the quilt is totally tits! good job!!!

believe it or not we have sauerkraut with turkey, and succotash. pennsylvania dutch. somehow turkey just doesn't taste right without it either! ha ha

smiles, bee

Sandee said...

How fun. I love to go places that you eat and don't have to clean up. Now that's a treat.

We do the traditional turkey, spiral ham, homemade dressing, potatoes and gravy, asparagus and garlic bread. Then there are the pies. This year pumpkin and cherry. Always have ice cream or cool whip. We never have cranberry sauce. No one likes it.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs from foggy California. :)