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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's A Thanksgiving Kitchen

A kitchen, in a home where
Thanksgiving Dinner will be served,
is a bustling place on the day before the holiday.

So it is today, at That Old House.

Our daughter Anne is home from Washington for the holiday
and just put the first turkey, which stays gluten-free, into the oven,
and now she's working on a gluten-free stuffing to accompany the bird.
It will begin to smell divine in here.  Soon.

Meanwhile... outside, it's doing this:

Yes, it is snowing.  A lot.  Weather folk say we'll get around
8 inches of snow before it ends late, late tonight.

Good. Grief.

We've got our little infrared heater things heating up the sunroom,
and making believe it's a woodstove.  Yes, it's cheesy, but we love it.
(Thank you, Martha of Linderhof, for inspiring us to add this to our sunroom.)

And later today, Anne will help me fish the
Thanksgiving china out of the breakfront . . .

and since we serve buffet style, we will wrap
flatware in big napkins to mark each place at our two tables.

Most importantly, Howard has located his Turkey Shirt,
shown here in a shot from Thanksgiving 2012:
The Turkey Shirt will be a little looser this year; low carb eating!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

We wish you delicious turkey, and tasty trimmings.
And no matter if your table seats one, or thirty ...
That Old House is grateful to know you!
Tomorrow, the Big Bird (no, not that one!)
goes into the oven, stuffed with a savory bread dressing.  
I'm thinking ... half my plate for stuffing,
everything else can jockey for space!

Later, gators!  I'm going to check my lists again,
to see what I am forgetting! -- Cass


  1. The snow is pretty, but please keep it up your way. :) Sounds like you have everything under control and ready for a big day.
    Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I'm with you - half a plate of stuffung, yum!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. fondly ~lynne~

  4. Love Howards shirt :):) Sounds like plenty of food for all that snow. I have a fire place like that in the bedroom. I love it too. Blessings to you Cass, and your loved ones. xoxo,Susie

  5. Oh, that shirt! LOL! I want to wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. What a perfect shirt! Love it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with those around your table and may Dylan and Gilda have a prosperous visit by Happy Frank.

  7. Beautiful photos and the turkey looks great. Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Cass. (((hugs)))

  9. So glad that Howard found his turkey shirt!
    Have a wonderful day with your family and friends.

    Enjoy the Thanksgiving snow.

    M :)

  10. We just got a dusting here on Long Island. Hope your holiday was wonderful. Maggie


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