Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November Thankful Day 16

We have a local dairy called Calder's.  Jeff used to love their ice cream and chocolate milk.  The chocolate milk was so rich and thick you had to take 3/4 of a glass of skim milk and add the chocolate milk to it, at least for me so I could drink it.   Me I loved their fresh butter, cream, whole milk and buttermilk to cook with.  Making potato soup, tuna noodle casserole, or coconut cream pie I will swear by the fact that adding these milk products increases the flavor and texture of the final product.  Funny story Jeff hated tuna noodle casserole, until I made it with whole milk,  and tuna we canned fresh off the dock. 

16.  November 16---I am thankful for egg nog, and in turn Calder's Dairy.  Yes I know many people don't like it, but like the chocolate milk, it is very thick and creamy.  I usually have at least 2/3 - 3/4 of a glass of skim milk before I add the egg nog.

 Jeff found me these holiday glasses to have my egg nog in a couple of years ago.  I think they were his grandmother's. 

My contribution is the alcohol.....I found it one year when I lived in Oregon.

Just a small splash of White Christmas in your egg nog, and a shake of nutmeg and life is good for the holiday.

15.  November 15-  I am thankful for my options to worship

14.  November 14-  I am thankful for my Kindle and all the books that I have the opportunity to read, and the local library.  I can listen to my Kindle while sewing.  I have read over 140 books so far this year. 

13.  November 13.  I am thankful for Lucy the cat.

12.  November 12--I am thankful for Bobbin

11.  November 11  I am thankful for my tenacious character to get things done.

10.  November 10--I am thankful for fall.

9.  November 9 I am thankful for saved items.  Maybe I should call them hoarded items.
Jeff found me this ladder in the garbage pit.  Yeah it was a bit dirty and distressed looking, but he cleaned it up and I loved it.  I thought it had character and I use it for displaying my quilts. 

8.  November 8--I am thankful for music.

7.  November 7-- I am thankful for the Boy Scout organization.
Here we were building catapults.

6.  November 6--I am thankful that I can shop online.

The blue fabric is the guild fabric for the friendship block of the month.  I needed a gray.
 I bought this, but wasn't too sure so I pulled some other grays and laid the guild fabric over it. 
 I decided I am going with the fabric on the far left.  It reminds me of the flashes of light you see when you are in the snow at night, when the moonlight is sparkling off of it. 

5.  November 5--I am thankful that I could get new doors in my home to add more light.

4.  November 4.   I am thankful for coffee.

3.  November 3.  I am thankful for the roof over my head.  I love falling asleep to the rain on the standing seam steel roof which is over 150 years old.

2.  November 2.    I am thankful for the fact my feet hit the floor every morning, whether I want to get out of bed or not.

1.  November 1.  I am thankful for every morning I wake up--too many people don't get to see the light of another day.  Thinks about it how would you act if you knew that today was your last day on Earth?  Today is a gift.  Tomorrow is not promised.


  1. Have one for me, had to give up milk a few years ago as it no longer agrees with me. Looks good tho :) And love your ladder, I have one that came from a barn but have never found a suitable place in our house for it so it's still used as an actual ladder in the garage, imagine that, lol?!

  2. Good Morning!
    I love your whole list of thankfulness! I can't even say how many times I said, me too. The egg nog and festive glasses are fabulous. We used to have a local dairy that has since closed (boo) that had fabulously thick egg nog. I haven't had it in years and years as the store stuff nowadays is not the same. We need to see a new picture of little Bobbin. He makes me smile, as I know you as well. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. My mother made tuna noodle casserole when I was growing up, but, doesn't remember how she made it. I used to love it. What is your recipe????

  4. love to you... the video was gorgeous. Glad you're enjoying your puppy

  5. Tuna noodle casserole with fresh tuna - yum!!! The egg nog sounds yummy, too!

  6. Oooh--you just gave us a wonderful idea for egg nogs on Christmas--that way we can have both plain and "fun" egg nogs..instead of mixing up a whole quart at once.
    Oh, and I love that blue trees fabric--good choice of your own gray with those sparkley snowflakes...I am loving all the glittery fabrics that are coming out...(no more fabric buying though, I just donated TWO big bags full.."yessir, yessir two bags full" lol)...
    Lovely posts in your thankful series, Rheema...
    hugs, Julierose

  7. I like the blue and grey combination. Very pretty. Catapults! What fun. That ladder is cool - what a great find. Some really fun stuff here. :-)

  8. Ooooh, that sounds so yummy. Just catching up - Love the photo's of Lucy making the place her home and family! I remember milk straight from the cow in Ireland and Germany - amazing stuff. Karen, Baa. xx and Miss H

  9. I'm not an egg nog person, but that sounds like an awesome dairy.


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