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November 05, 2008

"Well then, Billy—let's get on with it!" "Maisie Dobbs" by Jaqueline Winspear ♦♦♦♦◊


Last Tuesday before Halloween I cooked my first turkey of the holiday season - a full month before (U.S.) Thanksgiving. Uh... YUM!

Mr. W. was truly Wonderful - he not only brought the turkey home to surprise me, but after I'd cooked it, he did the dishes AND cleaned and cooked the carcass - filling at least 6 quart jars with juice and bits of meat. The ultimate fast food in our house.

I also made stuffing/dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy. I tried a new-to-me recipe for potato rolls. It was a LOT of work (the rolls) and they ended up tough, though tasty. I thought at first it was because I cooked them in my dark muffin tins, but the tops were tough, too. I must've either over-kneaded them or done something else wrong. No big. I was just one seriously happy camper (aka, "Happy as a Pig in Slop") right up until the leftovers ran out on Monday.

I wore my summer apron all day while in the kitchen. And I was barefoot. But that's as far as THAT goes.

Speaking of aprons, Kathleen was kind enough to send me a couple of pictures of the apron I made for her as a birthday present.

Does this look familiar? I've made one like it before. This is from the Susan Branch free pattern (online here - scroll down).

I am soooo impressed with how well it fits her. (Looks like crap on me!)

This cracks me up. It's an action shot. (The glass of wine is not just a prop!)

Her husband tells me (unprompted, even) that she wears the apron frequently. Really, I couldn't ask for more.

I hope she wears that thing down to the threads, and enjoys every minute of it.

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permalink 4 Comments:
At 11/05/2008 5:01 PM, Blogger Julie Babbled Back:  

I always cook better with a glass of wine too. For some reason everything is better with a glass of wine. LOL

At 11/13/2008 10:33 AM, Blogger Linda Babbled Back:  

Great looking turkey. I was planning on taking it easy for Thanksgiving and NOT doing the turkey thing but I just don't think I can, especially now that I saw your beautiful turkey...I cannot believe this year has flown by as quickly as it has and it is coming up to Thanksgiving and the holidays! Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, umm, umm good! I love the leftovers too. Turkey salad, open hot turkey sandwiches. Ok, that settles it, I gotta do turkey!
The apron looks so cute too. Wine always makes anything better! I'll have to make one of these and try a glass of wine along with it. I wonder if I can capture that faraway contented look too? Cute pictures. Hugs, Linda

At 11/14/2008 4:40 PM, Blogger Edna Babbled Back:  

Mmmmmmm that turkey looks soooo good!!! And that apron is so great! Love it. I went and downloaded the pattern. Wonder if I will ever manage to actually make one...??

At 11/20/2008 6:04 PM, Blogger Edna Babbled Back:  

Come out, come out- wherever you are......

Is it just me or is Just Us Quilters not working again??

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