Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Oh my poor neglected bloggie. :*(

November is just SUCH a busy month with work and stuffs. I just don't have space in my head to come up with the bloggies on the fly and stuff. So, neglect neglect neglect. Poor thing.


Everyone ready for Thanksgiving???? :)

I've actually closed the shop for a few days so I can have enough time to clean the house a bit and get my Thanksgiving cook on without having to sneak downstairs for a few hours here and there to finish up orders. I am definitely looking forward to chowing down - not gonna lie. I only make my grandmother's sausage stuffing once a year so there is no holding back and no guilt about it either! I don't like pie and am going with a heap of green veggies too (sauteed green beans/roasted broccoli/kale) so it's all balanced out........right??

I don't really like turkey and end up doing it different every year, thinking that ONE of these years I will magically like the stuff. (Hasn't happened yet. Aside from turkey soup, it's just NOT my thing.) This year's recipe is America's Test Kitchen Butterflied Turkey.........minus the glaze they've got going there. (I think I'm going to do a dry rub and/or a herb-infused butter under the skin instead.) I just like the visuals of a spatchcocked bird. And bonus, the word SPATCHCOCK is fun to say. Spatchcock spatchcock spatchcock. Never gets old really. If it turns out to be a disaster, well, that's what gravy is for.

Just a few random bits and bobs from this month..........
This stuff? Pretty darn good, surprisingly! So long as you don't smell the bag before you brew it. (It smells kinda funky before brewing, to be honest.) But hot and with a shot of sugar free vanilla syrup? SO SO GOOD. My go-to tea every day for the last week. I've totally ignored my snooty snotty Adagio loose teas, which is saying a lot because I LOVE my snooty snotty Adagio loose teas!


Hello, flannel sheet time has arrived! One of the best things about winter for me, mostly because I don't like winter. lol I got that fuzzy Oscar the Grouch-like 'hotel' blanket for cheap! cheap! at a Home Goods store last week and paired together with the flannel sheets............it's ridiculously hard to leave that toasty bed in the morning. Oh_so_soft_and_lovely. *swooooooon*

I'm on a mission to finish mittens! This project is dogging me like WOAH. It's been like pulling teeth doing a little bit each day but I'm getting there......slowly. I don't want to start anything new until this project is done, considering it's been dragging out since September.

I should have a big whopping giveaway very soon, probably Monday, so look for that.
Hope everyone has a great holiday or, if you're not celebrating, a great weekend!! :)

17 comments:

Cole said...

You're mittens are amazing... I'm very envious of your knitting :)

And it's been very cold here too... last week it was almost -30C! Stay warm!

Annie said...

A very fun post. Hope the turkey is delicious ...they always make it look that way on the TV show!
Have a great holiday!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving... ours seems so long ago now!

valerie said...

Love this post! That Give Thanks sign is cute and we won't even talk about those mittens. Gorg! I have no idea how you are knitting them...so many color changes. I think my head would explode trying to handle that pattern. Love those bright orange leaves...

Margaret said...

Ok, that is one gorgeous pair of mittens! Love the colors! Sounds like you're busy busy. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. That sausage stuffing sounds delicious! Stuffing is my favorite part of the feast. lol!

Catherine said...

Great post - love your mittens!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

JillMN said...

I love the mittens you are making. Great colors! Thanks for sharing that tea. My boys love eggnog and they probably will enjoy that also. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jackie said...

Loving the mittens big time! We do dressing instead of stuffing but one day I'd like to try a good stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving!

Delusional Knitter said...

Sausage stuffing and that egg nog tea sound delicious (not necessarily in combination). Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Julie said...

Did you like turkey tis year? Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving. Beautiful mitten, so pretty..

Dee said...

I know what you mean about flannel sheets.

We don't have any for our new bed (yet). Maybe this year I'll splurge.

We had them on our old bed. Our son has that in his apartment now. So, he is ENJOYING MY FLANNEL SHEETS! So not fair!

ViviBijoux said...

Don't feel too bad about the blog, you're so good at it the rest of the time! smile, Virginie

Margaret said...

Lovely pictures. Love the last one.
I like the seasonal coffees. That tea looks good though. May have to try it.
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

Margaret said...

Oh, and your mittens? You are an inspiration! Beautiful!

Carol said...

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Melanie! I'll bet that sausage stuffing was amazing!

Yes! Yes! I love those cozy flannel sheets as well--your new "Oscar" blanket looks so cozy and warm.

Love the colors in your mittens, too--good luck finishing them up :)

Leslie said...

I hope that you had a great Holiday!
Shhheeeshh.. tell me about how busy November is. I just can't seem to catch up.
Have a great new week.

Pumpkin said...

NEVER heard of that tea before. Interesting...

Okay, I LOVE the colors in these mittens too! You have such a knack for colors Melanie :o) Either that or we have the same taste. LOL!