Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

May your stuffing be tasty.
May your turkey plump.
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize.
And may your Thanksgiving dinner 
Stay off your thighs.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Whirled Peas, Please

 Annyong ha shimnikka
Since today is World Hello Day and since one of our grandsons is here for the weekend, I thought I would greet you in Korean.    
He understands Korean and can speak it well for a three year old.

World Hello Day began in the fall of 1973 in response to the conflict between Israel and Egypt.
By saying hello to ten people today, you show the importance of personal communication in preserving peace.
 How about saying hello in one of these languages?

Konichiwa (koh-Nee-chee-wah) is hello in Japanese.
Jambo (JAM-bo) is hello in Swahili.
Hola (OH-la) is hello in Spanish.
Ni hao (nee-Ha-OW) is hello in Chinese.
Bonjour (bohn-Zhoor) is hello in French.
Buon giorno (bwohn-JOR-noh) is hello in Italian.
Annyong ha shimnikka (An-YOH HASHim-ni-kah) is hello in Korean.
Czesc (Chesht) is hello is Polish.
Zdravstvuite (ZzDRAST-vet-yah) is hello in Russian.
Al Salaam a' alaykum (ahl sah-LAHM-ah-ah-LAY-Koom)) is hello in Arabic.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Late Bloomer

 This heirloom tomato plant has been growing outside our back door all summer long.

 It has been growing and growing but producing no fruit.

 Until last week. 

I had to take the calendar out and show this little tomato that it is almost Thanksgiving.  I reminded him that we do not live in Florida or California and that we have had frost and a hard freeze. 

Maybe I should put fresh homegrown sliced tomatoes on the Christmas dinner menu...


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Vacuuming the Carpet

A couple of weeks ago I shared the new carpet that was laid in our yard.  If you missed it, you can see the post here.

This week, we have seen the first of the city workers come around to vacuum that carpet. 

It would be so much easier if  they would come into the yard and we did not have to get the leaves to the street.  (Like I have picked up a rake this year!)

Notice the haze above the truck?  That is created by all the little leaf particles being spewed back out of the truck. 

I have often wondered if they would rent this truck out for vacuuming the inside of the house.  I hate to vacuum.  But with all that spewing of fine particles after the vacuuming, I'd have to dust.  I hate to dust.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Craigslist Special

Hubs is always searching Craigslist for free stuff or low cost materials that he might need to redo our home.

Today I received an email from him containing a link to a FREE post on Craigslist.

"Two Healthy Pumpins FREE to good home. These pumpins have served their short purpose in life of uselessly decorating our front porch to make our neighbors think we are cool. They are very well-mannered and house broken. Due to their social nature, we need to adopt these two out together. We'd like to see them go to a home with a sunny porch where they can rot togehter in peace.

If not picked up in the by 11-11 we will have no other option but to humanely euthanize these beautiful creations via a lethal blow with a baseball bat."

I hope someone picks up these poor pumpkins...


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Sandwich Day!

Today is Sandwich Day because on this date in 1718, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich was born.  

 from Wikipedia

While the sandwich was named after him, there is debate as to whether he was the first to create and eat a sandwich.
Since today is Sandwich Day, I thought I would share some more recipes from my vintage Better Homes and Garden New Cookbook.

This is called a Choo-choo because the bottom crust is not cut so the bread is still coupled like a train.

I grew up reading the comic strip, Blondie.  So when I think of a sandwich, I think of this guy - Dagwood Bumstead.  He was created by artist Chic Young in 1930.  Dagwood could eat a huge stack of sandwich and in all those years, he never gained an inch.
from NewsRealBlog

Here is the recipe for the sandwich named after him.

I love how this sandwich is topped with an olive.  How appropriate!


I'm joining Suzanne and Vintage Thingies Thursday again this week. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Make Sure to Get Yours