Monday, November 28, 2011

Knocked for a Loop

by Kate Collins

I've been knocked for a loop with a respiratory virus, but luckily, I made it through my Thanksgiving Day dinner with the help of my family. Now I've just got to let this run it's course.

In the meantime, I hope you will help me by sharing a humorous or touching holiday story from this past weekend or any past Thanksgiving. I will look forward to reading them and smiling.

 See you next Monday.  Good health to you all.


The Cozy Mystery Journal said...

Feel better soon Kate :)

Vickie said...

{HUGS} and I hope you feel better ASAP.

We had our very own Christmas Story moment for Thanksgiving. We recently adopted a 2 year old GoldenDoodle and she is a joy to have in our house. But we've learned to keep food items out of her reach. Except DH forgot and left the platter of turkey on the counter after carving it and everyone serving themselves buffet style. We sat in the dining room, said grace, settled into our meal....heard a crash in the kitchen....yep....Bailey saw her chance and took it with gusto.
It's funny now, but the cleanup was not so much at the time. Ah well, reinforced what we already knew to keep the food out of her reach or heavily guarded.

Aurian said...

Hope you will be better soon Kate. No thanksgiving in Holland, so no stories to tell. I could tell you that I am thinking of buying a gourmet set for Christmas. I loved to gourmet (I don't know if that is a word in english though, sitting around the table, and everyone making his/her own dinner in little pans?) living at home. And now that I have gotten my own family, I would love to do that again. So easy, no childbirth, no childrens diseases or teating or raising them, I just got two teenagers with my boyfriend ;)

Dru said...

{{hugs}} feel better soon.

ev said...

Feel better. I've been dealing with a middle ear infection.

One of the 6-yr old twin grandsons asked me if I was going to be around when he was 12. I told him I planned on it. Once I could do it without bursting out laughing. (I think he's worried about his bar mitzvah myself)

Aurian- I'd love to hear more about what you call a 'gourmet'

Kate Collins said...

Vickie, your story made me smile. Ev, I hope your ear infection clears up FAST! Cute story about your grandson.
Aurian, I would love to hear about gourmet, too. The closest thing to that might be fondue for us. In the USA, gourmet stands for high class food. Fondue pots have hot oil (or chocolate) in them for dipping food.
Thanks for sharing. I love learning about others' customs.

Candace said...

Hey Kate!
I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I'm so sorry to hear that you are under the weather but I know in true Abby style, you'll investigate and find just the right medicine- and a newsy note from yours truly might help too. Think of you often and pray for you when I do.

Aurian said...

You want to know more about "gourmetten". Well, here is page full of pics:,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&wrapid=tljp132259126594908&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

It's really a family thing. You have an electrical device, that heats up. On it each person has one little pan, used to bake his own food. Usually little pieces of meat, different kinds, some mushrooms, onions, bell pepper and that kind of thing. Also some French bread and herb-butter are served.
It's like cooking in miniature, even the kids make their own, and they usually love it. It is cozy, fun, and if you don't let it burn to a crisp, or are too impatient to give it time, delicious.

Some people just use the "plate" to bake big pieces of meat, but that is not the meaning. It's the little things in the little pan that are fun.

Also eggs or pancakes can be made in them.

So, is this done in America? What is it called? Fondue is also known in Holland, but that is kind of 80's.