Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thanksgiving is Coming!

Thanksgiving is coming!

Fall Door Mosaic

The neighbors are getting ready!

Mosaic Autumn Doors

Last year my blogging buddy Christina found a fun Thanksgiving MEME.
I thought I'd repeat it this year.

1. Which do you like better: Cooking at your house or going elsewhere?
I like cooking at home. This year marks one year since Mr. Dragon's cancer was diagnosed. We are going to have a quiet day at home.

2. Do you buy a fresh or frozen turkey?
For several years I bought a fresh heirloom turkey, but was disappointed the last year I tried one. This year I'm preparing a turkey breast (frozen).

3. What kind of stuffing?
Granny's cornbread dressing and this year, I'm going to add a few cranberries for color.

4. Sweet potato or pumpkin pie?
Neither. Apple pie!

5. Do you believe that turkey leftovers are a curse, or the point of the whole thing?
Can never have enough turkey leftovers!!! So many wonderful things to make with them!

6. Which side dish would provoke a riot if you left it off the menu?
Bourbon sweet potatoes

7. Do you save the carcass to make soup or stock?
You bet!

8. What do you wish you had that would make preparing Thanksgiving dinner easier?
After all these years, I think I have it all figured out. Don't know what (or where) I'd put a new gadget!

9. Do you get up at the crack of dawn to have dinner ready in the early afternoon, or do you eat at your normal dinner hour?
I learned early on to get as much done before Thanksgiving as possible so that I just have to warm things up. We'll be watching parades and football games. We eat in the early afternoon and snack the rest of the day! 

10. If you go to somebody else's house, what is your favorite dish to bring?
Pumpkin cheesecake or apple pie

11. What do you wish your guests wouldn't bring to your house?
If you have a cold, please stay home!

12. Does your usual mix of guests result in drama, or is it a group you're happy to see?
A group I'm happy to see.

13. What's your absolute favorite thing on the menu?

14. What are you thankful for this year?
I'm thankful that the love of my life, my knight in shining armor, my best friend is sharing Thanksgiving with me. I'm thankful for my *family by choice* (you know who you are). I'm thankful for another beautiful day on Mother Earth.

Mosaic Monday is hosted by the lovely Mary.
Each mosaic is different. Each has its own story to tell

Wishing you well and a JOY filled week.


Dishesdone said...

Hope Mr. Dragon is doing well.

Your mosaics are beautiful, I love Thanksgiving time! Your day sounds like it will be perfect!

Barb said...

Yummy to those Bourbon Sweet Potatoes, Snap! I think your festivities sound just perfect. I won't be cooking this year - my son and D-i-L are hosting the dinner. Yeah!

McGillicutty said...

What's wrapped around the columns and the porch... really effective.. love it!!!
I do as little as poss at Thanksgiving and that's what I'm thankful for... a family who takes the heat off and lets me relax!!!

Mary said...

Love your mosaics~ especially the photo with the grapevine doorway! I'm not a pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie fan either, pass the apple :-)

A Garden of Threads said...

That was a beautiful post, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I hope Mr. Dragon is doing well. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers for continued health. Take care and have a great week.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snap, I love reading this meme....We're doing a turkey breast this year also... It will just be the two of us. BUT--we'll have all of the other trimmings..

I love hearing about all of others' Thanksgiving traditions... I grew up with BREAD Dressing --not cornbread. AND--I've always called it 'dressing' and not stuffing. Interesting, huh?


Shelia said...

Oh, I hope Mr. Dragon is doing well. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Loved the Thanksgiving decor and the Q and A was so interesting. Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful day.

Shirley said...

Wonderful seasonal mosaics. Loved your Q&A too!

Alicia said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful, happy day planned. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment Have a great week!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful mosaic.Wish you Happy Thanksgiving.

Ebie said...

Snap, the carcass is the best part for chicken soup.

Yeah, apple pie it is!

Hahaha, I will stay home if I have a cold!

Hugs to Mr. Dragon and you!

Lavender Cottage said...

Sounds like Thanksgiving for you is festive and will include lots of yummy dishes.
Gosh, ours (Cdn) seems so long ago now.

Pondside said...

That was fun to read - but now I really need the recipe for bourbon sweet potatoes.......please!

Cezar and Léia said...

So adorable these decorations!
And We loved your answers ,mainly the last one, my mommy Léia is with tears in her eyes for so beautiful word!
purrs and always love

KarenHarveyCox said...


What lovely Thanksgiving decorations, your mosaics are wonderful. I am thankful that you are sharing another Thanksgiving with your knight in shining armor.


Small City Scenes said...

Oh the mosaic is wonderful. I love it when people decorate their homes.
I must find the recipe for Bourbon Sweet Potatoes.
Thanks for visiting my blog. MB

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I enjoyed learning some more about you. Prayers for your hubbies continued health. I am with you on that cornbread dressing. Just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it!! Have a beautiful week~love always~Vicki

Terri Kahrs said...

What a beautiful post! Hugs, Terri

nonizamboni said...

Loved the answers to the meme and rejoice with you about Mr. Dragon. . .such a wonderful holiday in my estimation. And I'm with you on the fresh turkey.
Oh yum, I can almost 'smell' the day.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So glad Mr Dragon is celebrating Thanksgiving with you, and I wish him continued good health!
My husband prefers apple pie to pumpkin so we have both :) Bourban sweet potatoes sounds very delicious!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love your happy mosaic!!! I also like cooking at home on Thanksgiving and there is no waste to a turkey breast!!!

Suzy said...

Such beautiful doors in your mosaic! I have a thing for beautiful entrances.

shirley said...

I am glad there are still people out there decorating for Thanksgiving. Lovely mosaic.
And I think I'm going to lift the meme - I'll link back here and your friend's blog.