I had the entire Thanksgiving week off. But I was so busy that I now feel as if I need a vacation to rest up from my vacation. Here’s a brief summary.
Monday. Went shopping at Trader Joes. Since this is across town from where I live, it took a couple of hours. Got some great food, such as frozen meals for my daughter, beautiful flowers for my mom, and the delicious Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s. These are the best cookies!
Tuesday. Grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner. The stores were a bit crowded. I was upset that I could not find reasonably priced fresh green beans. I ended up paying over $3/lb. for pre-packaged beans. But the ends were already snipped off so I guess I shouldn’t complain.
Wednesday. I went to the doctor for a cortisone shot in my knee. It has been quite painful, even waking me up at night if I turn over or a cat steps on my knee. It is now feeling better, but not as good as I want/need it to be. (Pix is not my knee.)
Thursday. I got up early and started the beans cooking. Then it was time to make the dressing. I added orange-flavored cranberries; it really added a little zing to the dressing. And then it was fruit salad with bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, canned fruit cocktail (since I didn’t have fresh peaches or pears) and apple chunks. Mix with a little whip cream and it’s a family staple. This year it was purple because the blackberries bled a bit.
Friday. Daughter ran a half marathon, but needed a ride back to her car at the starting place. So that took some time to do that. Then we hit PetSmart to buy cat litter at a very very cheap price. Several packages arrived. One was a new bed/scratching post for the kitties. I am getting them all new beds in an effort to keep them off the couch and chairs. Yes, those are all cat toys behind the new bed. Don’t judge me.
Saturday. I baked a little turkey breast so I could have leftover turkey. New recipe of cooking it in the crock pot with cranberries, orange juice, and Liptons onion soup. Excellent turkey!! Daughter and I then watched a movie or two.
Sunday. Made turkey curry with some of the leftover turkey; added the turkey in a separate batch as Daughter is vegetarian. We watched Gravity while eating dinner. Making chocolate chip banana bread for Daughter. Very yummy, but had problems getting out of the mini-loaf pan. Oh well.
Now it is Sunday night. Daughter has packed up and gone back to her house. I was lucky to have her spend 4 nights and 4 days. It was a lovely time, busy and a bit relaxing too. But I have to go to bed now so I can get up at the crack of dawn and go to work. ARG!!