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Monday, October 26, 2015

Random Thoughts


  1. This is the first time ever that I haven't bought the Halloween candy early, eaten it all myself and then had to buy more for the trick-or-treaters.  haha.  Can't believe how good I'm being this year!  
  2. I'm seriously thinking about not having a turkey on Thanksgiving this year.  What???  haha.... I know!  I'm thinking of having Cornish Game Hens.  Hmm....a big platter of those would look awesome and taste delicious!  And I could even have extras ones for leftovers.  We could still have all of our favorite sides and desserts, of course.  Yep, I'm seriously leaning toward this!  I'm just feeling like breaking all the rules, lately...rebellious, I know! Haven't run it by anyone that's going to be sitting around the table, though...haha.
  3. You know those little squares of paper that are between sliced cheese?  I accidentally left it on the cheese when I made a sandwich for The Mister. haha...he didn't discover it until he was having a hard time chewing.  For some reason it was hard to convince him that I didn't do it on purpose! 
  4. Happiness is when you're growing out your bangs and they are almost long enough to tuck behind your ear.  Yep, it really is the little things. lol.
  5. Where did October go?  Anybody know?  Can we have a do-over?


48 comments:

  1. We are considering a small weekend type trip during Thanksgiving. So non-traditional for us! I am with ya!

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    1. Traveling will be fun! But I think I'd miss the leftovers! :)

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  2. Turkey will always be there
    May as well try something new at your lair
    Maybe can due without the wrappers though
    Could choke on those as down they go
    Hmmm was that your plan?
    Took out a big life insurance policy on your man
    Damn, have to try harder next time
    You really want a do over to your crime? lol

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    1. lol....he's suspicious now...
      thinking just how
      I could have put paper in his food...
      and how that is so rude.

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  3. Laughed at the cheese paper bit. I can imagine you having a hard time controlling the giggles.
    I'd love an October do-over. Perhaps we should start a petition...

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    1. I told him to just think of it as extra fiber. haha.

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  4. Reminds me of the time at work when a colleague bought a cheese roll and when he went out of the room I cut a circle of cardboard and inserted it into the roll. , , , lol
    It got quite a laugh and even he was amused . . . :)

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  5. We don't do Thanksgiving here in the Motherland, thank God! We do however celebrate Guy Fawkes night with fireworks, toffee apples, sticky toffee, and burning an effigy of him on a bonfire. Then we retire into the house and have a nice meal, no turkey though, just "Rib of Rover". "Budgie-on-a-Bun" (beats beef burgers any day!), and "Pork Scratchings", (kosher, of course). We tend not to eat the wrappers between the cheese slices, mainly because they are clear plastic.

    As for Halloween. . . . . poo! That's for the kids!

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    1. Hmm...I think I prefer Thanksgiving! It's our favorite holiday....the only one not commercialized!
      The cheese we have that has clear plastic on it isn't real cheese. haha. I think they call it American Cheese
      or 'processed cheese food'. ...a favorite with the kids...but banned from our house. lol....

      You celebrate on Halloween...something about a dance without clothes if I remember correctly....lol.....

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    2. Dancing naked round the old oak tree? That was a joke. Can you imagine what an awful sight it would be if it was true?

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    3. That's another 5 dollars off your Christmas pressie! At this rate you will owe ME money.

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    4. haha....oh dear, I've gotten myself in a pickle, haven't I!
      But still....I'm sure you don't have piccies of your dance on flickr
      for obvious reasons. Uh oh...did I just go into more debt? :)

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    5. If I send you that carved rolling pin, will all be forgiven? :)

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    6. Definitely, and, AND I will reinstate all the money I was going to use to buy your Christmas present. . . . ;-]

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  6. 1. You are good! I would probably do the same thing, but I don't have trick or treaters. So, if I buy a bag of candy...I know it's all for me. I might even hide it from the hubs.
    2. Oh Lord, Cornish Game Hens are so good! Great idea. We had ham last year. Very non-traditional, but I just find turkey too dry.
    3. HaHa....good one!
    4. My little bit happiness....hmmmm....I'm drawing a blank. But I'm pretty sure it would have something to do with food. LOL!
    5. I don't want a do over for October. I might want one for November, though. Just putting you on alert.

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    1. Smaller turkey and less roasting time will take care of that dryness. ...but still, turkey is probably our least favorite. We eat it but really go for the yummy sides! I think I've only have Cornish Hens one time. It's sounded very appealing to me!

      I don't blame you for not wanting to have October again! haha....November is lovely, though...I'd be happy with a long one!

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  7. I like turkey but it's fun to change things up... you rebel, you! Laughing at the poor Mister. I agree - extra fibre! I don't buy Hallowe'en candy, so not tempted. But chocolate has a way of leaping into my tote every now and then.

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    1. Oh, we always have some kind of chocolate around here....but I can go for days without touching it...the mister? He's another story! haha.

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  8. You get a do over on October, you just have to wait 11 months. You are the cook. You can make whatever you want for the holiday and if there are complaints have that person cook next year. Have a great week.

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    1. Oh, I don't think there would be complaints....I have a pretty good bunch of eaters here! And the game hens would still have the same 'feel' as a turkey.....should be delicious, too! Might start a new tradition!

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  9. We bought a bag of candy tonight....my husband looked at me and asked if it was going to last or should we wait until the day of Halloween. I told him I will just put it in the freezer and hand out the ear plugs so we don't hear the little buggers calling our names in the middle of the night!
    We are going to BIL's for our Thanksgiving day. Im hoping and praying that they ask for us to just bring the drinks or something easy and "bought". My cooking skills are just not consistent...it's ok for us here at home where we just look at each other and decide whether its edible or if we need to put our shoes on and head out the door. Sadly, there have been times we have had to run to the door :-)
    October?? Im still wondering where September went?!?!

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    1. haha...you are too cute, Doo! Fingers crossed that you get to bring something you can buy....a cheese ball and crackers, drinks, something like that.

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  10. I havent' bought candy. Last year they said no trick or treat in the complex. This year, if you want to pass out goodies, they are supplying a cardboard pumpkin door hanger. Then only the doors with the pumpkin will be available for trick or treat. So I better get some candy pretty soon.

    I love your Thanksgiving idea. I can already see the platter!!!

    When we were at the cabin, I had a very bad hair day....and the scissors were way to handy.... I won't be putting my hair behind my ears. HaHa.

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    1. haha....oh, you are brave with the scissors!

      We are getting fewer and fewer trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood....all the kiddos have grown up! The neighborhoods south of town still have a ton. I remember 20 years ago we would buy a ton and be afraid we would run out! haha...now we make sure and buy our favorites because there will be leftovers!

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  11. Cheese paper bite. Need to be very careful since plastic is dangerous if it goes inside. Turkey is very special one during the days...

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    1. Yes, turkey is special...and the symbol of the holiday! Maybe the cornish hens will just look like miniature turkeys. haha.

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  12. Why is it that husbands won't believe us we don't do these kind of things on purpose? ... lol and yes where did October go???
    The smallest pleasures are sometimes the bigest :-)

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    1. a few more October days....better enjoy it while we can! Although, I think our leaves/color peaked last week. Still, it's a lovely
      time of year!

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  13. I dread to ask what you mean by "bangs" in No. 4, in case it's something rude!

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    1. I most certainly wouldn't be tucking anything rude behind my ear! haha.
      I believe you call them 'fringe' over there.

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  14. When I was little my mom accidentally didn't put anything in my sandwich....just two pieces of bread...I just pushed it together and ate it anyway...a hungry kid can't be picky...lol! I usually do a turkey breast instead of the whole turkey....just two of us and we like the white meat best....so nice not to wrestle with the whole bird. Your "mini-turkeys" sound like a nice plan. It's always fun to try something a little different....a pork roast can be dressed up for the holidays too. I usually treat myself to a bag of candy corn in the Fall, but I'm trying to avoid so much sugar.....although pumpkin pie is my favorite and I do plan on making one (or two :) Pumpkin is good for you! Jan

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    1. We've done just the turkey breast the last two years....and that was great! And speaking of pork roast....I've always wanted to do one of those crown roasts....so fancy and beautiful! Maybe for Christmas? This might be the year for breaking all the holiday rules. haha.

      I love candy corn, too....might have to treat myself to a bag this week. Yum.

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  15. Thank heavens I don't have to buy Halloween candy (as no treaters here) because I would be eating it! Good for you. Have a wonderful last week of October with your men.
    I too have chewed a bit of that paper on my cheese...opps!

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    1. I might have to at least get a few treats for us this week....along with a few bags for the treaters. :)
      Love the new profile picture!!!

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  16. HI Betsy!
    Interesting...about not having a turkey...I would think that the Cornish Hens would be way more work!
    I always buy a Butterball...gluten free...never dry!!
    So funny about the paper in The Misters sandwich...it would be hard to keep a straight face!
    Yes..I thought October was pretty fast too...November next week!!
    Better keep crocheting! hahahaha!
    Enjoy your day...Sunny here...how about you??
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Way more work? Seems like the same...rinse, pat dry, season, roast, baste. haha.
      I've never made a dry turkey....and I do enjoy my annual trip to the turkey farm!
      Gorgeous here today...perfect fall day! Rain coming tomorrow....

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  17. I remember an old episode of The Bob Newhart Show (the one where he played a psychiatrist). His friend had won a turkey in a raffle, and it ended up being the size of a Cornish Game Hen. Pretty funny.

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    1. haha....I loved that show....back when TV was good! :)

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  18. 3 made me laugh out loud. It's so easy to be absent-minded. I had a beef sandwich today that I accidentally made with tartare sauce instead of horseradish! It wasn't too bad...

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    1. Oh, that's funny...glad it was still edible!

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  19. You must be reading my mind Betsy, I was just tossing the Cornish hens thing to my hubs and he said yes and more yes, we don't have a big oven anymore it would cost more to repair it than to buy a new one, so the hubs got me a countertop oven and it works loverly! I make lots of things in it and it is handy and not too big! Cornish hens are delightful you could buy one for each family member and still have enough space in a big turkey pan to cook more for your next meals! They are cheap here in the pacific northwest and you could stuff them with lots of neat ingredients...I love reading your blog, bet your bangs look great and I so did not get any candy until today and my hubs birthday is oct 21 and I ususally get many bags and he loves to munch and munch and then we don't have much at all, today they marked down tons at walgreens and I called and made sure to have them put away the butterfingers pkgs and snickers pkgs for me, the kitties come out during daylight hours, it is suppose to storm and rain bigtime and I wanted to get the kitties their goodies early and close the light off and call it a night. Happy Halloween and your son and hubs look like they really enjoyed MacDonalds! Oh, I always forget the paper in the Tillamook cheese slices so now I make sure when I make the sammie to look and make sure I don't include it at all..!

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    1. I think you've totally convinced me to do it! I agree..one for each person...won't that be beautiful on a plate?

      Happy belated birthday to your hubs....and don't forget the cheese paper! haha...

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  20. Want to really break the rules? Have a meatless Thanksgiving. Try the Gardein Holiday Roast, it's delicious!

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