View From My Window

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 — I saw the date on my monitor and realized that we’re one month away from Christmas Eve. Hard to believe. I have to wonder if there isn’t some universal law of time that alters our perception of time passing as we get older. How else do we explain that the older we get the faster the days go by?

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Amazing. I have a large whole chicken set out to bake for our Thanksgiving dinner. All of the other trimmings are in the pantry or the refrigerator except for cranberry sauce. MUST have cranberry sauce and I’m thinking a nice fresh cranberry orange relish would be really good. Arlene, my second step-mother-in law, used to make a Jell-O cranberry relish that was really good. I just might make that.

The older son will be by some time today to pick up goodies I’ve prepared for him to share with friends out at Ludlow. Whenever someone says “Ludlow” I know they’re talking about camping and watching trains. I usually comment, “There’s noting IN Ludlow!” And someone in the family will reply, “100 trains per day!!! LOL Anyway, he’s been going to Ludlow for Thanksgiving for many years now and I always manage to provide something to be shared for dessert. This time it’s 3 loaves of Banana Bread, one full recipe of Eaglebrand Magic Cookie Bars, and decorated Shortbread cookies.

The shortbread recipe is a new one and oh, sooo good! The icing is just confectioner’s sugar, Almond flavoring and milk, stirred to a drizzle consistency. Here’s the recipe:

Nancy Shepherd – I want to share an exciting new (last couple years) way to make shortbread cookies!

1 C. butter
3/4 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp Vanilla (or get creative)
2 C. flour

THEN add 1 c of your choice(get creative!) Mini chic chips, chopped pecans, chopped cherries, mini m&m’s etc!!! Put dough in 1 gallon baggie. Roll out to fit bag. Lay flat in frig and chill at least 1 hr. Cut bag off and use pizza cutter or sharp knife into strips (rectangles) Put on parchment.

Bake 350 for 15-18 min. After slightly cool dip end (or drizzle!) in melted choc (or get creative!!) Can use white, butterscotch, dark, milk, semi sweet choc., etc. SO FUN! Can make several bags at a time and refrigerate till ready to bake!!!

I’ve also started a new quilt. For some time I’ve thought of making a Victory quilt–a red, white and blue or patriotic theme. I purchased a 98-piece package of charm square fabrics a couple of weeks ago and then the other day I came across a really simple pattern for the quilt top. I have the squares cut, re-sewn and pressed. Some time today I’ll cut the sashing fabric (white) and the binding fabric (Navy Blue).

Always something going on. I did learn that the home we’re waiting on (#26) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home–and it’s the one with the two car garage! Hallelujah! Cannot wait… As I told Robert this morning as we were playing ‘Hide & Seek’ after he’d gone out to get the morning newspaper, “It’s going to be good.” We’ll have to find a new place to hide in the new home… Never too old to play Hide & Seek with your best friend!

Be safe, take care and may you be blessed this Thanksgiving. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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8 Responses to View From My Window

  1. Okay, if you think of your “life” as a pie, and the first year it’s whole, the second year it’s cut in two, the third year it’s cut into 3 pieces, etc – when you get into upper ages, those slices are getting smaller and smaller…!

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  2. I absolutely cannot believe how fast time goes the older I get. My Mom used to always tell me that the older you get the faster the time goes…of course I didn’t believe her….but boy howdy I do now!! LOL Thanks for sharing the shortbread recipe. I will definitely have to make it after Thanksgiving. Looking forward to seeing your quilt. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Robert.

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  3. tehachap says:

    Thank you … and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I’ll post a photo once I get the first row done!


  4. mageb says:

    Yes, at the speed of light. Yes too,. I told G about the cookies. He is making brownies for the station 15 crew that saved his life. I bet he can do those too.
    The quilt is going too be a winnah. 🙂

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  5. dkzody says:

    Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family.

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  6. 67andgood says:

    What a lot of great looking goodies. I bet they will be enjoyed. And wonderful news on #26. I hope you get to see it very soon. Beautiful quilt as well. Happy Thanksgiving.

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