Healthy body, healthy spirit, healthy mothering. This is the journey I have set out on with my two amazing children.

Monday, November 26, 2007

i miss dad

i miss dad today. well, i miss dad everyday but there are moments in certain days where it is painful again. why today? because it is cold. Dad would be so happy that he was not sweatin' like a pig at work. we had that in common. we both hate heat. well he did hate heat, now he hates nothing. lucky duck.



i need to finish some laundry and watch 'heroes'. if I am lucky they will show young Milo without a shirt and maybe, just maybe baby, a bit of my sadness will wash away in dreams of his washboard abs.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving rocked! The kids and I made so many great dishes. We started on Tuesday, with all of the chopping and pre-mixing and anything else that I could do ahead of time. I made all of the appetizers (goat peckers & cheery tomato bites) Wednesday night after the kids went to sleep. That was a surprise for the kids.

I made my usual harvest stuffing w/ pecans, apples & whole wheat bread; a 24 hour salad with a dill dressing that Kelen made this year; pink stuff; cranberry-apple pie; parmesan-herb muffins; twice baked potatoes w/ gruyere & prosciutto; orange ale spritzer; & gravy. Nevaeh & Kelen actually made the pink stuff this year and they also made a very yummy cream cheese apple crisp. Kelen is learning to use the knife to chop vegetables & fruits so he did all the chopping for that dessert.

My turkey was delicious! I brined it on Wednesday and cooked it today with some sundried tomatoes, garlic, lemon & rosemary and oooowheee! so good and so moist. Unfortunately I have lost my camera again and therefore I have no pictures to post. *tear*

Actually, that reminds me of something. I never did post our halloween pictures and now that that darn camera has sprouted legs and fled from me I may never get to post them. Sorry for that, cuz the kids looked pretty good in their costumes this year. Kel was a phantom skeleton and Nevaeh was a vampire bride. Very cool.