Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving and New Apartment

I officially got my keys to my new home (condo/apt) yesterday. Moving was really quick since I do not have furniture right now. I have my clothes and some things for the kitchen and I have list a mile long. Thank goodness for the 99 cent store, Goodwill, St. Vincent DePaul and Family Attic Thrift Store. I am big on saving money and these stores here have really good things plus half price days, senior days and some make deals with you. My son is going to move their couch upstairs (it makes a bed) while they do some remodeling on their unit. The first major problem occurred this morning about 4am when I discovered the refrigerator was not working, neither is the washer and a couple of outlets in the dining area. We checked the breakers and they were tripped. I can live without the washer for a few days but the refrigerator is a must. We resorted to using a heavy duty extension cord and plugging into an outlet in the living room until the electric issue can be resolved. I slept there last night on the floor. It wasn't too bad but will be glad to get the couch up there and best of all a bed.

We have not eaten Thanksgiving dinner. There are guests driving up from Tuscon (they are on the way, thank you very much because I am starving). The menu is turkey, dressing, smoked brisket, mashed potatoes, gravy, potato salad, deviled eggs, rice with apples and cranberries, passion fruit cranberry sauce (homemade - will give the recipe at the end), rolls, pies, red velvet cake. I know I missed something and have made myself even hungrier than I was.

Recipe - Passion Fruit Cranberry Sauce

1 lb Fresh/Frozen Cranberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Passion Fruit pulp
3/4 cup water

Simmer 20 minutes
Passion Fruit

1 comment:

Jeni said...

Menu sounds good - I used the recipe you posted before for the sweet potatoes, pineapple and pecans - used fresh sweet potatoes though - and everyone really liked it! Made my own cranberry-orange relish too -which I really loved as well!
I'm glad you started moving in - you'll get more comfortable, all the way around, once you get settled into your own place, find your own special niche that way too!
Mandy, the two little ones and I went shopping for a while today - got a couple of the "Black Friday" bargains that J.C. Penney's had and I splurged - bought myself a digital camera! It's just a little, and I do mean LITTLE, mini-camera by Vivitar - only cost me $9.99 -at half price - but it works, had a dvd for installing the driver plus the usb cord for downloading photos to the computer too! I got it so I would have a change to play with digital photos a bit to learn a few things about working with them before I decide to try to start actually shopping for a nice camera sometime in the future. I took two pics of Maya today with this one, downloaded and saved them to my computer - they aren't half-bad either! So I figure it will work for now for my purposes anyway!