Snow and ice have left their calling card this fine Monday morning. Dude and Princess did not want to get up until I showed them the Winter Wonderland outside. The shrieks of joy could be heard for miles.
Thanksgiving was wonderful. I brined a Turkey. Alton Brown gave me the necessary confidence to brine without fear. You need to try a Turkey this way. The meat was so tender and juicy. It’s ruined me for life. I’ll never eat another dry Turkey.
Of course I was remiss and didn’t take any pictures of my family on Thanksgiving. Instead I took pictures of my Table-scape. My sister in law Rachelle takes a picture of her pretty table every year. I confess to stealing a few of her ideas. And I really must thank Rachelle. Thanks to her timely intervention I now know what a charger plate is. Whew! I almost went through my whole life without knowing the glory and wonder that is a charger plate.
Perhaps I bought myself a new camera that shoots in HD and has a ridiculous amount of Mega Pixels. I would like to think that said extravagence is an early Christmas gift. But it’s for the family right? Because everyone can enjoy great quality videos and pictures. Right??
The Christmas decorations are up and we are ready for early Christmas. The kiddos still have no clue that the Army Man is on his way home. He should be here sometime on Tuesday the 30th. I promise to use my new powerful, shoots in HD, camera to capture the moment when Daddy and the kids are reunited. (Let’s all blubber like babies together, shall we?)
p.s. There might be a true dearth of blogging after the Army Man gets home. Somehow I’m sure you will all carry on. Just in case… Merry Christmas!!