Much of my energy these last days and weeks (has it been weeks since I last posted?) was spent on the storm, the election, an audit, and one really good thing granddaughter and her husband coming from Chicago to visit. I’ve been “run like the wind” busy!! By the time we finish with Thanksgiving and Christmas I will be ready to put earbuds in my ears and listen to audio books while knitting for the next year. Maybe two!
One especially good thing that happened is that I received my shawl pin which I won on Kathyb’s blog. It is beautiful and is the first and only shawl pin I have ever had. I feel so lucky!!
In case you don’t watch TrishaYearwood’s Southern Kitchen on the Food Network I have to tell you about her No-baste, No-bother Turkey. While knitting the Bears hat I was watching cooking shows and was awed by this idea. Set your oven for 500 degrees, rub a 12 to 15 pound turkey with butter and place in a covered pan. Roast for an hour. After the hour, turn the oven off but DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR. When the oven cools and all remaining heat is gone (Approximately 4 hours) the turkey will be done to perfection. Caveat: I would test that with a meat thermometer!! Trisha says it is the best turkey you have ever eaten. Since I’m not wild about turkey I must try it.
It has turned cold in Texas and the dogs are hibernating. They soak up the afternoon sun and then take long naps. That’s just exactly what I plan to do after all the holiday hoopla. Look for me under the afghan.
Life is good!