Burnt Out… Picture Time

I am so exhausted.  Mentally, physically, emotionally.  I have a lot of heavy posts in my draft folder that are waiting for finishing touches, but my cup is empty right now.  So, tonight I give you a few random pictures from my phone.  Enjoy!

unnamed3Last weekend we went to a big birthday party and there was this tiny puppy wandering around.  Of course I had to get a picture of the double ‘Aw’ factor.

unnamed2At our early Thanksgiving meal last night, Mr. Monkey wouldn’t sit in his chair and eat.  He kept pointing at the turkey leg on the platter.  Eventually, he managed to snag it and was a happy camper from that point on!


The Cabin Kids were being loud and rowdy, so I asked them if they wanted to play with some water… then set them to washing the floor!  It worked!  Busy kids + clean floor = happy mom!


The Kraken is getting more attentive every day.  She’s finally enjoying her swing and loves watching the little sea friends twirl around!

Early Thanksgiving from a Tiny Kitchen: Part 2

It was a success!!  Dinner was ready on time, and the only thing that turned out iffy was the dressing, which was a bit on the soggy side.

I couldn’t decide which roasting recipe to follow, so I combined a few that I came across and the turkey turned out amazing!  I rubbed it with butter, sea salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder.  Then I stuffed it with chopped apple and diced onion.  Poured half a quart of chicken broth into the roasting pan with most of a bottle of white wine.  Covered it with a foil tent and roasted it at 375, basting it every 30-45 minutes.  It was perfectly done in just over 5 hours.

The rest…

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Ugly, yet sooo amazingly delicious.

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