Nearly 36 years ago I moved into my house; several years thereafter, I fell in love with the Japanese Maple tree and promptly had one planted. Over the years, I have watched the tree grow and change colors as the seasons evolved: winter, spring, summer and autumn.
I have delighted in watching the leaves change on the trees – but none more so than this year.
This year, this autumn, as best I can recollect, the Japanese Maple – this tree – shines and glows in all its glory! Its color is absolutely stunning! A feast for the eyes, even on a grey day.
It has been chilly all week: mornings, I sit with a woven shawl thrown around my shoulders and on my walks, accompanied by hats, gloves. My glasses are easily fogged by my mask – I always wear when out in the world, despite being fully vaccinated. The mask reassures me and I trust, others too.
In the wee small hours of this very chilly – 38 degrees – Thanksgiving morn, I am especially grateful for this tree and this day. May your days, especially this Thanksgiving, be filled with good health, good food, the companionship of loved ones, both near and far … and a this tree.
Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been very quiet around here. Naps appear to be front and center… This morning, Dolly (my niece) accidentally FaceTimed me…so, I had a chance to chat with great grand-nephew Chris, now almost 6.5 years old! He told me he was going to make “corn pudding” this morning – he was excited. And he did. Dolly (or Chris, not sure who for he often sends us txt messages ) shared the proof of the pudding just fresh out of the oven.
I too am making corn pudding- it’s been a Thanksgiving/Christmas staple since the late 70s…and so I thought I’d share the recipe* – very simple and easy to make:
2 – 12 oz cans: 1 – cream corn and 1 – whole kernel corn (drained)
1 cup sour cream (I use fat free )
1/2 c. margerine – melted
1 box Jiffy mix
Dump all the ingredients into a bowl, mix thoroughly and bake at 350 degrees, 40 -50 min or a tester comes clean .
Guaranteed to please and it’s even tastier the next couple days… Enjoy!
Chris likes to cook; I think I’ll get him a chef’s hat + matching apron for Christmas and a cookbook; trust I can find such.
*I’ve shared the recipe before when the blog was on typepad …
the clock ticks … the sun shines – tho’ the thermometer vacillates between 32°-33° … sitting on the counters, makin’s for corn pudding and sour cream gelatin … the turkey’s in the oven – it’s aroma begins to fill the air …
quiet … peaceful … looking forward to this gathering with family and friends…
grateful for this day of thanksgiving …
may your Thanksgiving Day also be filled with family, friends and festivity.
PS. Joining Carole for 3 on thursday here and the photo is an edited screen capture of my phone’s desktop photo; the original is provided by Kelly of Minding My Nest.
Today began early enough: first a 10 am appointment for a haircut; then two stops: a- office supply store and b – vacuum cleaner repair shop. Had to have the vacuum vacuumed in order for the vacuum to vacuum! Bottom line: the vacuum cleaner works again!
This year, we’re hosting Thanksgiving and celebrating Elias’ first birthday, too! I have been pondering and deciding the menu – sticking with traditional : turkey/corn pudding/cranberries/salad/ roasted veggies, raspberry-sour cream gelatin salad… and rolls. Dolly will help – she’s good in the kitchen and likes to cook!
Here it is, after 4 pm and the day’s somewhat unraveled…but not lost. Tho’ sunset is rapidly upon us, I’m going to spend the next couple hours restoring some order to the craft studio…
And that’s the way it is on a wednesday… joining Kat and others here…