Monday, December 2, 2013

Miscellany Monday

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It is starting to look all "Christmasey" at the Culp household.  There's still a bit more to do but my talented fairy will be coming tomorrow to put the finishing touches on things.  A few ~a very few~ miscellaneous thoughts for today...............

I had never seen or had dressing cooked in a black iron skillet until this past Thursday.  We shared a Thanksgiving meal with some dear friends (we had our family Thanksgiving on Tuesday) and that is her dressing in the above picture. I remember in my childhood watching my Grandmother bake her dressing in a big roaster type pan and she did everything in a black skillet.  But, apparently it never occurred to her to bake her dressing in it, or surely she would have.  Regardless, it was simply delicious!
 If you do not know about Flings, you should.  They are a disposable trash can and they work like magic.  I saw them and decided to give one  a try and I'll just tell you, they work like a charm.  They come in basic colors and patterns or much fancier, if your occasion calls for it.  I believe the cost is around $4 each. You can thank me later for telling you about these. ~smile~

Yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of my Mom's death.  If you missed my special blog entry yesterday then you might want to go here and read it.  It was the hardest anniversary I have experienced thus far, and writing this post was very therapeutic for me.  

Blessings to you as we begin the Christmas season!


Debbie said...

dressing in a skillet huh, I just have a feeling it was just delicious. Never seen or heard of those trash buckets, but will keep an eye out. Enjoy your day!

Debbie Petras said...

The dressing looks yummy. And flings I never heard of but just may have to check it out. I read your precious letter to your mother. Simply beautiful!

Blessings and love,

BARBIE said...

I think I need to get Flings for my teens bedrooms! Praying you have a beautiful week my friend.

Joyce said...

I've never seen flings, but they'd be great to have nearby on Christmas morning. Bag up all the wrapping! Thinking of you...I haven't had a lot of reading time, but will hopefully get to your post a little later. I'm sure its difficult, especially this time of year. Thursday marks the anniversary of my dad's death 21 years ago. Sounds so far away, but this time of year still feels close.

April said...

I love the idea of preparing dressing in a skillet! How clever! Never heard of Flings. Where do you find them? Oh, I so understand what you wrote about your mom. My mom passed away 6 years before my dad and he was never the same, again. It just broke my heart. For me, the 10 year anniversary of my mom's passing was the hardest. Soon, we'll be coming up on 14 years without my best friend. Thinking of you and praying for you.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i love you! hugs as i know anniversaries of deaths are hard. i'd love to be in your house at christmastime - you are one of the warmest ladies i've ever known - i know your house would feel the same!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I like those pop up trash buckets ... I need a temporary yet not unattractive trash receptacle for my threads, etc. beside my chair when I'm quilting. Sounds like these might be just perfect!