Nov 27, 2011


As you might know from reading this here blog, Aunt Chrissy and I are not big fans of turkey. It's not that we object to it per se, but our last few Thanksgiving feasts have been somewhat marred by bad turkey experiences.

Last year we roasted two turkey breasts that were rather, um, how shall I say this? They were either very very fresh and from some kind of full-flavored free range big fat bird, or they had been at the bottom of our friendly neighborhood grocer's storage bin for ages.

But not this year, I tell ya. Nope. No way. No how.

The Rich Sisters are happy to report that they feasted on a Honey Baked Boneless Turkey Breast and that it was, quite possibly, the very best turkey they had ever tasted. And the fact that it arrived in a spanky little domed storage container -- fully sliced and ready to go, was even better.

(Aunt Chrissy is convinced that the only reason I liked it so much was because it tasted like ham, but I'm not convinced it's the only reason. I think it tasted so good because all I had to do was pull it out of the Big Gyrl Ice Box and set it on the boo-fey.)

So today finds me back in the throes of the November/December schlump-a-dink with respects to my stitching. I had a mild panic attack yesterday when I realized that I had spent the better part of eleven hours trying to find something to play with up in the studio, but as I read some old posts of mine, I see that this is an annual thing.

I also see that I swore I would just ride it out and not moan about it, so I promise to give that a try for at least the next day or so before I send out the s.o.s.

Our outside Christmas decorations are up and sparkling in the post-autumnal light and both Chez Spinster and Chez Little Spinster look swell. We did my house a week ago and Aunt Chrissy's place on Friday, but some rather nasty rain today prevents me from capturing it all on film. But both look nice. Trust me.

I'm off to the Happy Chair armed with the determination to get through some of the crap I've put on the recording contraption, so wish me luck that something fun to stitch will fall into my lap. Stewey is toasting his little buns in front of the fireplace today, so it looks like I'm on my own as far as supervision is concerned.

Now where did I put those safety scissors?


  1. Coni, I'm so happy for y'all. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving! Hope Stewey enjoys the fire and you and Aunt Chrissy stay safe and happy and well. :) Cathryn

  2. I'm with you on that Honeybaked Turkey Breast, Spinster. It's great!

    Me, I'm starting a new piece today--I picked up LHN's 12 Days of Christmas at my LNS yesterday, so tonight after Mass I'm plopping my big self down on the bed and getting started.

    Methinks it's an excellent Advent exercise!

    I'll be watching to see what you decide to work on.

  3. Coni: You crack me up.

  4. Deborah says....

    Since it is just me and hubbie, I can't see the point of doing an entire turkey.

    Last year, after 47 years on this earth, I "discovered" pork tenderloin. I fell in love with the flavor, the moistness and the ease of preparatiion. So that's what we had last year and this year and will have every Thanksgiving in the future. It's also the only meat that I can stand to eat leftover or cold.

    Although, I am a fan of HoneyBaked as well.

    So glad that you enjoyed the holiday, Coni. Can't wait to see what you stitch next!

  5. Thrilled you had a wonderful Thanksgiving AND that Christmas decorations are up.... and, go Stewey, soak up that fabulous fireplace goodness :)

    Stitching comes when stitching comes - it knocks on your door, much like "Three's Company!"

    BTW - if you are looking for a great movie, I highly recommend "Sarah's Key" (2010.) We rented it at Redbox - available via DVD on Netflix. Ohhh - it is good!


  6. Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner! I am glad you had such a good day, you deserve it.

    Congratulations on getting your Christmas decorations up. I am sure they look fantastic. I haven't even pulled my tree out of its box yet. LOL

  7. I'm with you on the not a turkey lover, and try to have anything other than turkey for Thanksgiving. Usually its prime rib, this year it was seafood stuffed portabella mushrooms from Costco. What can I say, they were easy and I was living in temporary digs in a hotel with a tiny kitchenette.