I had a beautiful Thanksgiving. If you live in the states, I hope yours was too ~ full of family, laughter, and plenty of good food. We travel to NJ on Thanksgiving, to the home of my husband’s sister and there are usually anywhere from 15 to 30 people there. This year, it was a small gathering of 15 which was nice and quiet. My husband likes the quiet.
I took a couple of dishes, a pie for dessert, and some homemade cranberry sauce for my offerings. This year, I tried something new: Sweet-roasted acorn squash wedges with rosemary and I baked them in my new stoneware baker.
I loved ‘em. (I hope everybody else did, too).
Got the recipe here:
I didn’t take many pictures, and am now wishing I had gotten everyone together for a group shot. But I did manage to get a photo of my brother-in-law, Bob, smiling.
It’s not that Bob never smiles. It’s just that over the years, it’s been difficult to get a photo of him. He hates having a camera shoved in his face, so I’ve tried to be very respectful of his wishes.
Lately though, and maybe due to his daughter’s wedding and the subsequent photographers, maybe he’s gotten a little more comfortable in front of the camera. I’m sure he’ll be thrilled to have me going on about him here on this blog, so I’ll quit now while I’m ahead.
Santa Claus showed up for dinner.
Meredith’s mom with her Uncle Jimmy (Bob’s brother).
I woke up early on the day after Thanksgiving to bright sunshine. But after awhile, a fog rolled in, creating ghostly scenes around the manor house on the hill. It stayed for a couple of hours and then was burned off by the sun.
I love fog photos.
We took a trip to nearby Baltimore to visit Kim & Pete (the newlyweds). I love their street, and it was covered in fallen leaves. So beautiful.
We took a walk to the park at the top of Federal Hill. Here we are resting half-way up. There’s a lot of steps that lead to the top of this giant hill and I should have gotten a shot from the bottom looking up.
It will be there the next time I go ~
I’ve never been here before and the views of the Inner Harbor were fantastic.
Seamus and El, who are visiting from Spain. They moved there over a year ago after deciding it was where they wanted to retire. Maybe I’ll have to visit some day.
And after a sweet sunset, we walked a little further and had a meal at a local pub.
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Today, our eldest son returns to NYC and I’ll drive him into Philly to catch his bus. We saw Skyfall this week and I could do with another movie, maybe tonight.
Hope all is well in your world. Thanks so much for coming by today ~
If every time it rains, it rains, pennies from heaven
Don’t you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven
You’ll find your fortune falling all over town
Each red and yella umbrella is up up up up upside down and...
Trade them all for a pack of a gum, sunshine and ravioli
If you want the thing you love, you must have a pizzioli baby
And when you hear thunder don’t run under a tree
It be pennies from heaven, for you and for me
~excerpt, Pennies from Heaven
(Char ~ I am loving the Louis Prima CD)