An hour to dawn...
Nov. 23, 2012 6:00 am
Updated: Nov. 24, 2012 9:14 am
Frankly, I had forgotten that this time of day exsists, and am totally confused as to why I'm up rattling around in the dark at 6am, but for the life of me, I got tired of rolling around in bed after an hour + ! I imagine that J will arise soon.... too
bad I've no champagne to drink while watching the sun come up - a sight I see only a few times/year, anymore. Perhaps an Irish Coffee?
Our celebration turned out to be a great success, in which I found myself sitting between two folk who had experienced "near death" within the past year... On my right, sick from black mold , requiring a hospital stay and TWO surgeries, and on my left, first
visit to a dr in 20 years revealed colon cancer (luckily caught early, and all signs are good at this point!) We three huddled at one point, and could do no more than agree that we did, indeed, each have much to be Thankful for!
As I had purchased a turkey which I immediately planted in the frige, I decided to prepare a "typical" feast for the Weds evening meal... I dried bread and stuffed the bird (which I rarely do!) Peeled about 6lbs of potatoes, which were mashed - a little too
much milk, but they should warm up ok (I hope!) Baked two sweet potatoes & smushed the one with a little butter, and made my annual standby veggie, scalloped corn. Jason and I feasted until we could barely move, but I sure did enjoy digging into the meal,
despite my gravy turning out poorly (I tossed it Thurs morning!)
T-Day Italiano was most enjoyable! The meatless Lasagne was "different" than I would have made, but then, I not was asked to make it! My turkey-pasta-green bean-Alfredo was almost totally devoured (which made me quite happy!) The main dishes were accompanied
by three vegetable dishes, and to finish it all off, there were 5 pies for 11 people! My late night snack was pumpkin with whipped cream... Surely, that can't be why I'm wide awake after about 5 hours of sleep! I didn't even have post dinner coffee...
The sky to the east is just now beginning to lighten, the stars vanishing into a sky barelye turning blue, under which a rose colored haze is being chased by a golden glow... A few trace clouds should promise a grand sunrise!
I predict that crazycook will simply relax at home today, tidying up the few remnants of hosting a dinner pot luck, and trying to decide just
how to prepare l/o turkey for the day... I'm sure that there will be many interesting uses posted here at allrecipes! That is, AFTER I take a nap which I imagine I will be needing at some point! I'm 4 hours short on a full recharge of my batteries!
Perhaps my bed is still warm..?
So, have a safe weekend, be healthy, be happy, be crazy!