Thursday, November 24, 2022

I Like Thursday # 325 music soothes the soul, happy Thanksgiving !

Welcome to this week's list of likes, and happy Thanksgiving!

right off the bat, our prompt this week is music that reminds you of the charlie brown pumpkin patch music? For me this combines a love of animals (a turkey) and a man who plays music for them at the sanctuary

Unapologetically Pro-Democracy Tee

watching on tv....

I like reality baking competitions and we're watching the Great British Baking show series. In America there are holiday competitions on the Food Network that we love.  We are looking forward to catching up on PBS Miss Scarlett, Magpie murders, and Annika. On Acorn is one of our favorite series, My Life Is Murder set in NZ with a wonderful cast of characters solving complex mysterious murder cases, Lucy Lawless is superb, her assisstant is a love and dresses like I'd like to, the acting is great and I get to see scenery from another part of the world.


 I finished the Mantle piece of acorns/geese and will post those close ups tomorrow. It's hanging in the family room now and so pretty. I love quilt making.

 I always watch youtube tutorials and this really intrigued me...

this video must be played from youtube but it's a zentangle ornament, fun!


this week I kept hearing a slight tinkle sound and dragged dh around to see if we could find out if some appliance was breaking. He said, could it be your slippers? I said, no. I had started wearing them again to keep my toes warmer...but forgot they were on... they are like Jester shoes with...
tiny bells on them than tinkle

Audio book 


so good, set in WW2 which I tend to avoid as I feel there is a growing trend toward fascism and it terrifies me, but this story about women is wonderful. The reader is too! How women in England took old dresses and cut them up to make something to wear, how they collected wedding dresses and loaned them out so women could have a white dress on their big day.

Fine Dining or Home Cooking? 

look a cookie mandala!!! from this recipe from Gasparilla Cookbook... I add pecans too

I have been cooking more, and we decided being just the two of us, to have mini Thanksgiving dinners this week... Tuesday night I served chicken strips baked with my sweet and sour sauce, the best, with sauteed squash a la Southern home cooking, and twice baked potato casserole. Also a little of the cranberry sauce already made. 

yeast rolls made with bananas and cranberries instead of raisins link to easy tutorial


after first rise, you divide into 9 rolls, ball them up in an 8" baking dish

done! you can see the cranberries and they smell wonderful!
You know how good twice baked potatoes are? Instead of messing with the skins, I peel them, boil them, mash them with sour cream and butter, S & P & garlic powder, chives, then top with cheese and broil to melt it. OMG what flavor!

We are grateful for abundant food. We still need to get food delivery to lower infection possibility and whole foods here in Denver is awful but we have enough and more. Luckily I can figure out how to best use the food we have. 

For instance they delivered meat two days out of it's date after driving it around for two hours in a hot car,. The zucchini and squash were the tiniest I've ever seen as were the grapefruit. Whole foods in Annapolis was teeming with beautiful produce. The one here said it was out of common foods we wanted. Still... we are able at this time to get food, and have each other and a home from which we can sit in front of a tv watching a movie and have traditional food.

Milo's Moment

 Milo here.... For music, I like what ever Daddy plays on his guitar, and am content to lie next to him while he plays it. I'm thankful that Mama loves me, and I am sorry I fight her on cleaning my ears but they hurt. I am grateful for a dog bed /toy I can move around the room.

Mama: yes,... about that.... it's a bed, not a stuffie even though it's plush

Milo: blah blah blah.... I am grateful for my toys and a yard to play with them in...

Mama: toys...why don't you go to sleep for a bit so I can throw away all the broken toys and there will be room for Santa's new ones??

big poodle sigh!
 Milo: Nooooo! I just got them broken in! The chickens are all just skins, their legs are finally loose and still squeak! 

Mama: both balls are busted in half, bent in and won't roll, the ring toy is half skint, the "skins" stink

Milo: Mama, don't you need to go bake something instead of looking at my stuff? 

More pretty fall songs.... enjoy the lovely music

 autumn serenade

autumn leaves by a group of 4 young musicians

please visit these people to read their lists this week 


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I loved that version of Autumn Leaves! Loved tge book, Wedding Dress Sewing Circle, too. Enjoy your day today!

My name is Erika. said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you also! I've got the Magpie Murders recorded, except I missed episode 1. I wish they would replay it so then I can watch the rest of the series-smile! Have a wonderful holiday, and it looks like life is good. Give Milo a pat for me. hugs-Erika

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your peeps, Milo! We hope you get lots of special treats today!

PaintedThread said...

The zentangle ornament and the gold cards are pretty. I love little bells (I have an anklet that has little bells on it). Those rolls look delicious! Poor Milo - don't touch my stuff! Happy Thanksgiving!

Brian said...

Everything sure looks yummy, yum, yummy! Milo, maybe you'll get some new balls soon. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us and thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Sandee said...

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MissPat said...

I'm reading the Wedding Dress Sewing Circle right now. Happy Thanksgiving. Every time I get annoyed about something, I think about the Ukranians and I'm thankful for what I have.

MissPat said...

Oh, and I'm thankful for you and the other quilt bloggers, who persevere with Blogger through all its ups and downs, to bring us inspiration throughout the year.

Helen said...

Yeast Rolls with bananas and cranberries??? Ummm... Yes, please!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That book sounds like something I’d enjoy. I like harvesting fabric from unwanted clothing. Loved your story about the bells, hahaha. I bought myself a pair of warm sock slippers yesterday. Bells on them would be cool, tinkle, tinkle. Cheers, LeeAnna! ❤️

Angela said...

I love your cookie mandala!

Cloudia said...

Tom, Rush, urge for going

Cloudia said...

Cloudia said...

A wonderful autumn song!

Edith said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a lovely holiday!

Annie said...

Happy thanksgiving....I hope you enjoyed everything.. Milo never fails to make me smile....I think all dogs would agree with him that the old toys are the best (I know Milly does).
Annie x

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh, goodness, LeeAnna... that Milo cracks me up!! I'm thankful for good friends who compliment my art (even when it's crap.) Know anyone who fits that bill? :o))

sonja said...

anything vince guaraldi transports me to a time of less stress. comfort music for crazy times for sure.
must try that banana cranberry baking venture as i have a shelf of frozen bananas waiting to be transformed!!
Wishing a healthy holiday to you and drew and that poodle milo.
thank you for all the colorful posts of great interest all year!
shine on!!

Angie said...

LeeAnna - belated Happy Thanksgiving! I was in Ohio visiting family. The original purpose of the trip was wedding dress shopping for our daughter - so much fun! And successful! Of course, we wrapped a bunch of other activities around it ... So much for which we are grateful!

Autumn music? First thought was California Dreamin' by the Mamas and Papas.

Loved the Autmn Leaves song - terrific artistry and video as well.