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Penn Station Panorama

Holiday travel at peak? Not yet.

 That will be this coming Wednesday.

But when the trains for Boston were announced (as I stood under the departure boards) I thought I might get run over by the rush of humanity.

 Getting to their platform, getting to their train home. Rush rush rush. 


Sunday, late afternoon, New York City.




Thanksgiving Night



Makeshift Thanksgiving Eve Supper on Supermarket Conveyor Belt

Do you ever look at another customers items on the conveyor belt in the grocery store?

Do you make judgements based on their choices?

Today I was watching the weather and accumulated snowfall all day and thinking about my Thanksgiving travel plans.

When I drove out of the school parking lot, it was slush on the roads and a pretty snowy wonderland in the trees.

After school, I went to the Giant Eagle supermarket and procured some semi-Thanksgiving items for supper tonight.

You can’t see the pretty red yams.

I can tell you this, the cranberry, orange, Granny Smith relish was refreshing. We didn’t sample the pie.

It’s just sitting.

If I never eat another Turkey Burger that’ll be just fine.

Don’t look too closely foodies and food bloggers.

Holidays are usually low view days on the blog.  Good thing!

Steve and I ate together and he’ll hold the fort here.   I packed a suitcase with plenty of wool sweaters and socks.

Thinking about all those I love and who love me. Feeling grateful for friends and family.

Thanksgiving ingredients

When I took the car to be inspected on Monday night (due Nov 30th so made it just under the wire)

I saw this sky as I waited in the wind for Steve to pick me up.


Lebkuchen Recipe from Aunt Rhea, (Well actually from her Mother’s Father)










This recipe is from Aunt Rhea’s mother’s (Marie) father, Julius Rickel(, who died in 1933.) That’s all the info I have on the handwritten recipe.  Not much more.

How to bake a Family Favorite recipe that hails from Germany. I copied it down from Aunt Rhea. Sunday before I left Ohio I dropped into the Kroger and bought what I needed

Aunt Rhea married my mother’s brother Robert.

She’s 98 years old today and celebrating, too.

   I plan to call her up and ask if there’s anything else to know about this particular recipe.

Love to you.

pecans and citronChopped pecans and citron. The recipe didn’t say how much.

Oh yes, prepare two 8 inch pans to bake.  Fire up the over to 35o degrees

I used disposables and cut out some parchment paper






cinnamonMix the cinnamon into the flour




cinnamon mixed inAdd the finely chopped citron and nuts to the flour mixture to coat evenly

Beat 4 eggs and 2 cups of brown sugar together until light. I used a heavy duty mixture.Lebkuchen recipe



add the flour mixturepouring the flour in



lebkuchen batter






cooling lebkuchen


Baked  between 25 and 30 minutes





glazed lebkuhen

A light glaze on top.  The whole kitchen smella so good.



My Grandmother Made This Too






Back home from Thanksgiving holiday break and thinking about being out of the traffic and home, safe, keeping warm.

Getting ready to start a new school week and wondering how it got to be December already.

If you have a doily or a piece of fine crochet, openwork, mounting it on a pillow is a good way to display it.

I thought this was a good  follow-on to my post of my grandmother’s afghan and quilt yesterday.

Downstairs, I have some samplers she made which I’ll post another time.

I sewed this antimacassar onto the pillow top with tiny stitches all around. Click on the word to read about the origin.

Photographed at my sister’s place in NYC.  I don’t  remember but it looks like we used extra upholstery fabric to make the pillow itself.

If you want to read a new crochet blog, my blogging friend Stef just started it (you read her comments on this blog perhaps) Click the link

This may be an example of tapestry crochet but I am sure a reader will set me straight.
home sweet home

Count 18 Million Human Viewers Plus One

Two years in a row on Thanksgiving, Penny the Golden Doodle watches the National Dog Show.  Seriously.

I saw it today with my own eyes.

The link said there was an audience of eighteen million viewers.  Plus Penny!

National Dog Show


2013 National Dog Show



NAtional Dog Show2013 National Dog Show


2012 National Dog Show2012 National Dog Show as taken by my daughter Laura     (the television on the other side of the living room)



She got so excited she stood up on her hind legs


photo 1

Golden Doodle

Main Dish Preference- Fresh, Frozen or Veg?

For those followers who celebrate traditional Thanksgiving this Thursday……which is your preference?

Fresh,       Frozen     or  Veg?

turkey featherHardy Virginia Turkey Feather from Neighboring Farm, November 2012

Contemplating the Scraps Bowl Offerings

What will you eat today?

Turkeys of the Day



The haystack turkey is in Roanoke VA

And the live turkeys are at the farm next door in Hardy, Virginia

The turkey chrysanthemum centerpiece is from my sister who is visiting at E’s in Albany. She sent it on her phone.

The gluten-free pound cake I posted early this morning was appreciated but best of all it tasted good! Some added ice cream and others ate it plain. My grandson Michael ate some and gave me the thumbs up and a big MMMMMMMMMMMMM!

What else could you askfor? Grateful for family and friends, far and near.

and Flat Ruthie is with the main course on Cardboardmetravels












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