My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Friday, November 12, 2010

Feel Good Friday - It's Almost Thanksgiving

How could you not feel good when Thanksgiving is just around the corner. All that wonderful food and all those fabulous leftovers. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, except for my birthday of course.

I really don't like going to someones house for Thanksgiving. You have no leftovers. Even if they send some home with you it's never enough. I want the turkey bones and everything. Save your turkey bones, plus your neighbors, on both sides. I'm going to give you a recipe for Turkey Bone Gumbo after Thanksgiving.

I will post my menu with recipes as time gets closer because I do change my mind a lot. And I love getting a new recipe for the holidays. For example this year I'm making Sweet Potato Pie instead of Pumpkin. It's not a new idea, it's just new for me to change.

This week I attended a fresh wreath making class. I'm not at all crafty so I think they were glad when I finished my wreath and got the hell out of there. I'm sure I heard lots of sighs. Some people have no sense of humor. It really is beautiful, especially since it only cost $5.00. That's without the bow and stuff.

It was 75 degrees at my house yesterday and I actually washed a few windows, yes, me, clean. I got a late start so I didn't have to do many.

That's all the Feel Good from my house this week, for more visit The Girl Next Door Grows Up.


  1. Put this on your calendar for the upcoming week: Wednesday night, Food Network, Thanksgiving Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. I'm betting she kicks his butt AND we get cool new recipes!

  2. Beverly,I want to see your $5.00 wreath! Haha! If I had been in your class, we would have giggled all the way thru, I guarantee! ;)

  3. Beverly, you sound a lot like my wife. She would rather stay home and cook a big meal for Thanksgiving then go to someone else's house. That's fine with me...I love left overs :-)


  4. 75 degrees! You're warming up, more than we are. The sun isssssssss delicious though.

    Mmmmm, and the streaming sun makes me realize how much I need to clean windows! -pout-

  5. Sounds like you have a good time at Thanksgiving, I think I'm going to come back for the turkey bone gumbo - that sounds good.

  6. I too want to see the wreath and you couldn't have been that bad.


  7. well, look at you making wreathes and cleaning windows and making all your good food!!! i am the worst window cleaner in the world. i always end up with streaks! i have never made a granola bar. i don't like them and my husband and son would kill me if i messed with their granola. though my daughter keeps asking for them so maybe one of these days. i think i will be making hand pies over the weekend.

  8. oh made the italian bread. isn't it wonderful? i have a biga fermenting right now and i am letting it go for 2 days again. i think it intensifies the flavor. i double the recipe too!

  9. hi beverly...oh..i LOVE too....i am so excited about cooking Thanksgiving...

    happy to see you today at farmhouse

    have a wonderful November weekend, my friend

    kary and teddy

  10. I would have liked to have been in that wreath making class with you. Bet we would have had a good time!!

  11. I wish all of you had been with me for the wreath class. They said I talked too much and ask too many questions. Can you imagine! I hope I never get to old not to have a sense of humor.

  12. I love your opinion there on the side. Wow, you are beautiful. Please post a picture of this wreath.


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