we have been having some beautiful, fresh, clear fall days - and we have been taking advantage of these days by suntanning out on the front deck - it's been lovely!
wow! this thanksgiving weekend was a whirlwind - we had a blast! friday afternoon we went to our friend's daughter's birthday party...6 screaming 9yr old girls - bahahahah! but they had so much fun! they were playing outside for the whole time and having a blast. us adults hid in the kitchen - bahahahah! we had hotdogs and hamburgers and ice cream and our friend, S, made up little gift bags for the girls to take home with them. i thought that was really sweet!
saturday night we had our community centre dance - it was a hoot. there were only about 20 people there but the majority were our framboise family members, including V, B,C, S, D, R, E, D, and we were thrilled that our brother and sister C and G were up from the mainland!!! also our fourchu family C and B were there! we all danced and talked all night! so much fun!
but on sunday we went to our framboise family's house for thanksgiving dinner. i ate 2 whole plates of stuffing, turkey, smashed and gravey, mashed carrot and turnip - delicious! the company was wonderful too! we made a pumpkin pie to bring, and we brought all of the ingredients to make the icing at the house. jambaloney makes icing from scratch using whipping cream - it is delicious!
Sweet Sandy - i got to show off my beautiful measuring spoons. i normally don't use them, the are hanging on the cupboards as decoration. when i showed my friend C the beautiful spoons, she said "OMG! you can't use those! they should be hung as decorations!!!". i told her that i don't normally use them but that i wanted her to see them. she thinks they are lovely! and so did V and E!
our friend D brought a big bag of apples for us from his apple trees...he is the man that owns the blueberry farm...such a thoughtful guy! i had dreams of apple sauce, apple pies and apple butter! but it isn't going to happen. we have been eating 3 or 4 raw apples a day - they are so crisp and fresh and refreshing! i talked to D's wife, E, on the phone last night and told her we were eating the apples like crazy. she said she would get D to get us another big bag - teehee. i sure do hope so! D grows the best blueberries and apples that i have ever eaten!
on sunday evening we went to our fourchu family's house...my friend C is crazy for halloween and had all kinds of ghouls and ghosts and blinking lights and a bowl of candy with a hand in it and when you reached for the candy - the hand grabbed you! she also had a phone that would ring and when you answered, it would say "i know what you are doing and i know where you are!" - bahahahah! a couple of other friends arrived with their young kids and the kids just loved it all. she had the downstairs and the upstairs decorated! people have been dropping in with their kids for the past few days and will continue to drop in until halloween. the kids just love it!
and on monday, we were back at our fourchu family's house for another thanksgiving meal! oh yummeh! they always send us home with bucket loads of leftovers! we had a really good time and our friend B's mom and dad came too! it was an awesome time!
so we have had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend, yet again, because of all of our good friends and family. it is so nice to arrive in the middle of nowhere, where people have known each other their whole lives and be so warmly accepted! we feel like thanksgiving is every day since we got here...and it is our favourite holiday so how cool is that?
anyway, we were expecting a frost the other day and picked all of our peppers! we got a ton! so for last night's supper i made stuffed peppers with feta - yummeh!
i will make a variety of sauces out of the rest of the peppers for jambaloney to enjoy all winter.
here was today's dinner - marinated shish-kebabs and rice - i marinate the veg in olive oil, garlic, cumin, cayenne and turmeric for about an hour and once cooked, the veg just melt right in your mouth!
for supper tonight i am trying a new recipe for roasted potatoes - i hope it turns out! we will have steamed broccoli and carrots with the potatoes. we have many meat-free days a week...not for any other reason than that we really like veggies and fruits. but don't get me wrong - we love our meat, too! our brother B is going to get us a deer this hunting season. jambaloney probably won't get a chance to get out - he needs to go and get us a 20lb bass and 20lbs of smelt! plus there are all of the jobs that poor man has to do to get us winterized. we'll be in much better shape next fall and he can go out hunting. until then, our brother B will take care of us. we'll have deer meat for all winter, spring and summer - yum!
anyway, i am off to make supper and will be back later this eve to check out all of your latest posts! to our canadian readers - i hope that you had a wonderful, family-filled thanksgiving weekend. to our american friends - i hope that you had a lovely weekend. ciao for now!