Thursday, November 30, 2006

A late, post-Thanksgiving post

Thanksgiving!... Being vegetarian we had everything but the turkey. All the good stuff that would normally go with it (and a few non-tradional things) became the star attractions instead. We made stuffing in the crockpot (thanks for the hint Mom!) which came out gloriously tasty and moist, cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, corn, sauteed kale from our back yard, veggie gravy, and a yummy butternut squash and apple bake. Oh, and pumpkin pie! How could I forget dessert!


On the Friday after Thanksgiving, our friend Diane came over for "Movie Pants Night." What's that you ask? Well... I'm not exactly sure how it started, but somewhere along the line, we started calling our flannel PJ bottoms "movie pants." It had something to do with changing into them to be comfy for watching a movie. So "movie pants night" involved Diane coming over for pizza, some beer and then movie pants and a movie! However, by the time we were ready to watch a movie we had all had a little too much to drink. So instead of a movie, we settled for the Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special which is always a treat. The whole thing is so campy and laugh-out-loud hilarious that we often watch it two or three times each Christmas season.


Not much to report on the knitting front. I have been super busy with work and therefore neglecting the knucks. One is completely done so if I can set aside a few hours I can finish the other one. It's getting to be that time of year so I better get on the ball!

I'll leave you with a picture of one of our dogs, Tully. You can see that she's thinking "ME?! Digging in the yard? What makes you think I was doing that?!"



LISTENING TO: BELLY - "King"

This is Belly's second and, sadly, last album. It wasn't as radio-friendly as some of Star was and didn't have a copycat single to match "Feed The Tree." But there are plenty of great moments here such as "Now They'll Sleep." Plus Tanya Donelly has carried on as a solo artist and has a new album coming out in December called "This Hungry Life."

8 comments:

Sean said...

At our house we talk about "jammy pants." As in, "I can't believe I at all that pizza! I can't wait to go home and get into my jammy pants!"

I would love the crock-pot stuffing recipe, if you're willing to share...

Ken said...

Hey Sean, I'll see what I can do with the stuffing recipe. It's one of those recipes that you just kinda do, no real measurements, but let me consult with Mark and we'll see if we can at least get you some general guidelines!

Paul said...

I have no doubt that Tully was not digging in the yard. I mean, really. - just look at those eyes... LOL!

yarmando said...

"If God had wanted me to ice skate I would have been born with skinny feet and a little head."

--Don, who never misses the PeeWee Christmas Special.

Jason said...

What precious expression on Tully's face! LOL Great photos!

lisa said...

They're jammy pants at our house too, love the thought of movie pants. Have you used Maine cranberries? We can get them in Augusta at the tiny hannaford...they are from Ricker (Hill?) Farm in Turner...bigger, redder, tastier than those from cape cod. I'm asking dh for crock pot for xmas. Working too much and not eating wonderful things. This must change. Tully's a cutie.

KnitXcorE said...

we pretty much wear them exclusively around here, refering to real pants as "outside pants" :-) look like you had a pretty tasty thanksgiving. Belly rocks my sox, remember "Feed The Tree" ???

V said...

Hi Ken, I like your music choices. I loved Belly's "Star" album and have yet to get "king."

The only thing I remember from Pee-Wee's Christmas Special was that Grace Jones was in it singing "Little Drummer Boy." Or am I wrong. It was so long ago.