Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Night before Thanksgiving





































Yes, it's the night before Thanksgiving and I am whipped, people, I tell you I'm dragging behind as never before. When I haven't been baking, I've been cleaning, when I haven't been cleaning, I've been cooking. So far I have made the wonderful "Mama make the Good Cake", an apple pie, (I used splenda instead of sugar for this) and a pumpkin pie. Mac (WTHF) went and pulled a lovely bunch of turnips for me, but unfortunately I had to wash and pick through them myself. Anyone who is familiar with collards and turnip greens knows, they can't be too clean. I know, I've heard the old saw that we all eat pounds of dirt before we die, but I don't want the dirt coming in on my food. I'd rather be sliding into home when I eat my pounds. So, before I run around visiting everyone, I'm going to post some pictures. The sweet lady you see is Mama...I have three pictures of her to share, the top one is her holding me as a baby, the second is on the speed boat, she loved the water. The third is when we moved to Ruby, that is her with the Shelties. What wonderful pets they were. Some of my snowmen villages I've started setting up and last but not least, two views of the "Mama Make the Good Cake" Now, for anyone who is going to try this, the batter may seem to be to stiff to you..Take my word for it, it is not...just divide it evenly into the two pans and smooth down into the pans and voila! I couldn't believe how lovely and flat the tops were, no humps up in the middle of the layer like with a cake mix. They came out lovely. I had to make WTHF leave it alone. I may have to set an armed guard out tonight! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you all!!!

love

16 comments:

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Sandi, Happy Thanksgiving hon! Hope you all have a wonderful time, great food, sharing wonderful memories with your loved ones! Love the photos of your Mum, oh you look just like her!! The Shelties are wondeful dogs :) The parcel, oh hurry up postie!! Jenn and Jacqui

Terri and Bob said...

Happy thanksgiving to all of you. I love your photos. I am going to try to find some of mine at home when I am there!

justabeachkat said...

What a beauty your Mom was! And girl you look so much like her. Your cake looks yummy...save me a piece.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Hugs!
Kat

Mary said...

Sandi
Have a great Thanksgiving. The cake looks good!!

Jodie Adams said...

Sweet, sweet pictures. I love the one of her holding you. I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving, and eat a piece of that cake for me, please!!!

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Sandi and what a wonderful post.
The pictures are really great of your Mama.
The cake is too far away, shame I cannot reach for a piece.
Sandi, I wish you lived closer. I would love a neighbour like you.
Well you can take a break for a bit now, you did well.

I have got 'You've Got Mail' on the tv this afternoon......as I sew and blog.
You have made some really great movies in the US. Thank you.
I love to get all my DVS's out this time of year with Christmas or Snow somewhere in the theme....get's me in the mood.
Big hugs,
XX

joan said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Have a wonderful day.

Sandy said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Beautiful photos and the cake looks so yummy!

Many Blessings,
Sandy :)

Brenda said...

Sandi, you will die when you know how I wash my greens. Since my dad grows them I always have many. I put them in the washing machine then throw out the stems. most of the greens are small after washing. Then I cook and eat and freeze the rest.
Cake is lovely..Happy Thanksgiving.

Mockingbird Hill said...

On our way to family festivities, but couldn't go without checking in on everyone! Enjoy everybody and everything...Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!

Cassie

Jeanne said...

Beautiful pictures. Hope you had a wonderful day and got to relax some.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Hi Sandi, the photos are lovely & Mama's Cake looks scrumptious under that glass dome - hope you had a lovely day & saved a slice for me!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sandi, Hope your Thanks Giving day was fabulous. The cooking, baking, cleaning, yada, yada nearly did me in too but when you look back on it I wouldn't have it any other way. Now....are you going to post the Swedish Meatballs recipe? Hmmm....hmmm. ~ Lynn

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Sandi!
Hope your Thanksgiving was a lovely one. I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of your family...
Penny

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Sandi, just us again! Come to our Blog, we have something for you.....

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ohhhh, this might be the day to make that "Mama Make the Good Cake"! LOL!

I hear ya about being tired. Gosh, I went to bed at 7:30 last night and only got up at 7 this morning because my back couldn't take it any more. :)