Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

It's already been a week since the Thanksgiving holiday. We had a nice holiday at my parents' place. The usual: turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green beans, Brussels, pumpkin pie, apple pie. Yum! Mom sent us home with lots of leftovers.
The pumpkin pie was our usual, but this year we added something new to the apple pie: crystallized ginger. Oh my gosh it made such a difference! I like the pie much more with the additional ginger. It was really good for breakfast & dinner (someone had to eat all the leftover pie).

Friday was holiday decorating day. Our tree is up, all the Christmas decorations are out. We're ready for Santa. That day we also got together with friends from out of town. It's always great to hang out with close friends (and their spouses & kids) from high school and catch up. We ordered pizza and ate leftover pie from our Thanksgivings.
Saturday we went to see A Christmas Story-The Musical at the Benedum. I didn't like the movie, and I didn't much enjoy the show, but SP really likes both. After, we went to dinner at Meat & Potatoes where we ate a lot of yummy food but after all that Thanksgiving eating I filled up quickly. We took home lots of leftovers. We ordered all the usuals (fried pickles, fried Brussels, 3 little pigs sandwich, old fashioned) and we tried the pimiento mac & cheese, which was sooooo yummy.

The mac & cheese was a new version. This time, it was Pimiento Cheese with Pulled Pork.
It was so good. We both scraped up as much of the delicious cheesy sauce as we could.

My favorite sandwich ever, The Three Little Pigs:
Pork milanese, bacon, ham, fried egg, Swiss, a slightly spicy mustard sauce, toasted bread.

SP tried a special of the day, a Quail dish:
He said it was excellent.

What We're Eating This Week: Thanksgiving leftovers for 4-5 dinners and Chicken Marsala for the other 1-2. Dessert has been leftover pie or Sarris chocolate covered pretzels (a gift).

Books: I read Before the Fall by Noah Hawley and enjoyed it a lot. More than a lot. One of the best books I've read in a while. I definitely suggest reading this one if you enjoy reading.

Also this past week, I tried to read Where'd You Go, Bernadette but I just couldn't deal with the style/formal of the book (it's written in many formats: as e-mails, letters, F.B.I. documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist and an emergency-room bill).

Movies: We watched Sausage Party. Ummm... It was so wrong, But so funny. But I felt dirty after we watched it. All that animated food porn.

Magazines: The holiday issues have arrived and I'm trying to figure out the holiday cookie baking list for this year. I'd like to not bake as many as usual, but everyone has their favorite and loudly requests it, so... we'll see.

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