Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holiday Weekend

My long Thanksgiving weekend had begun, and I am very excited about it. The charity event  the club I advise at school   ran on Monday evening and  went off without any hitches, plus for the last 2 days I've had no voice with a good case of laryngitis.  I am glad for a down day at home to recoup and relax. Tomorrow we travel over to Maine to have our traditional turkey dinner with my husband's family.
Yum. I love Thanksgiving because for me it is a pretty low key holiday.
Last night I watched a show on PBS about the Pilgrims and the whole history of why we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US.  Growing up in Massachusetts (where the Pilgrims landed and settled in 1620) and living  in various parts New England all my life, this history of the Pilgrims is sometimes a little idolized, but what I liked about this show was that it taught me a lot about the complete story of that settlement and those people. If you are interested it was the American Experience-the Pilgrims. I recommend the show.
Not sure what I am going to do today, but hopefully take a walk and squeeze in some more studio cleaning or even a tad bit of art time. I might bake something yummy to bring with us tomorrow. Or  maybe even go out and do a bit of Christmas shopping That's what my daughter wants me to do with her. 
It all sounds like fun.
Speaking of my daughter, she was inspired to make a alcohol and gelatin turkey for our dinner Thursday. She made a sample on  Sunday evening with cranberry flavored vodka, cranberry juice and unflavored gelatin.
Cranberries just go so well turkey, as many of you probably know.
It tasted pretty good. (We had to sample it before we served it to everyone on the holiday). She and I made another one for Thursday last night, and this time we added a bit of orange juice to it also.

Not sure if I'll be posting in the next few days, so I am going to wish you all a great rest to your week and of course Happy Thanksgiving (for those of you who celebrate).
See you soon.


Corrine at said...

Have a wonderful holiday. Low key for us too, for which I am most grateful since I'm still in make mode. Soon it will be done though and I can fall into the Christmas spirit and enjoy. xox

Valerie-Jael said...

Hope you are soon better, laryngitis is not good. Your gelatine turkey looks great, clever to make one beforehand to get a good taste! Have a wonderful thanksgiving, take care of yourself, and see you again soon! Hugs, Valerie

Nancy Chan said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a relaxing break!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Happy Thanksgiving Erika! Enjoy it!
Oh I would love to taste the gelatine cranberry vodka and juice turkey... I think this would be something I'd like---
Keep care and hope to see you well after all the celebrating next week!
Take photos for me!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wish you were feeling better, because it's no fun to be silent while others are enjoying their time together.

That gelatin looks wonderful. It never ceases to amaze me how many people love making jello type salads this time of year.

Hope your Thanksgiving is safe, joyous, and filled with laughter. And of course, dear Erika, your voice!