Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thursday Thoughts on Wednesday

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!That means tonight is baking pie night. We made the cranberries Monday night.

Thanksgiving always makes me think of my grandparents. They both were Thanksgiving babies. My grandpa would have turned 95 on Monday and my grandma would have been 95 today. I miss them.

Last Friday it was 70 degrees. When we went out on Saturday, it was in the 30's and very windy so it felt even colder. Plus there were snow flurries. Boo. We both have been so darn cold in the house even with the heat running. I guess winter is here. Brrrr.

Since this week is Thanksgiving week, instead of turkey sandwiches for lunch, I'm having ham sandwiches with smoked gouda cheese. It's so nice to have something other than turkey & Swiss! But we'll be eating turkey tomorrow - turkey smothered with gravy & sausage stuffing.

Dinners this week:

  • Meatloaf with cauliflower & pasta Sunday-Wednesday
  • Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green beans with mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, pie on Thursday
  • Dinner TBD with friends on Friday

TV:
We finished the second season of Holiday Baking Championship. Those finale cakes were amazing!
I guessed who was under the sheet a few weeks ago, but I was still anxiously awaiting the reveal on HTGAWM to see if I was right (I was). Looking forward to the second part of the season in January.

Movies:
We watched Trumbo over the weekend. It's a good movie. It seems especially appropriate given the current state of affairs in this country. I watched Hail Caesar this week and was bored. I didn't enjoy it very much.

Books:
The Wrong Side of Goodbye, the new Harry Bosch novel from Michael Connelly. This was another excellent Bosch novel. I don't know what it is about Connelly's writing, but despite this being the 19th (I think) Bosch novel, it doesn't seem like he's just phoning it in like some other authors I regularly read. His writing just sucks you in and you cannot put down the book. I got the book on a Saturday, gave it to my dad on Sunday (because I decided to read the new Jack Reacher first), and my dad was done by Tuesday. He brought it back to me Friday and we swapped Jack & Harry books. I started reading Saturday, and by Sunday night I was done (and likewise, dad was done with Jack Reacher by Sunday night). Now that we've devoured the new Harry & Jack books, we have to wait probably another year for the next ones.

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