Happy Thanks Giving to you all
Danny and I are alone on this day but we love each other's company
And will be having a special day together to give Thanks for all of our Blessings
We have had a hard year this year ...With the passing of my Darling Sister Sue
Who left us so suddenly on July 18th ...just 10 days after her 68th Birthday
Grieving for her has been hard
I am at the stage that I don't talk about it anymore and keep my grief just below the surface
It's my way of grieving ...it's ok ..I hold on tightly to all of the happy memories and special times we had together.
The hardest thing is knowing that with Mum and Dad also gone at such early ages ..Dad 62 and Mum 69 I am the last of my child hood family ...I alone hold all of the memories in my mind and heart ...
No one to ask if my memory is correct ..my Dear Friend Heather gave me a lovely book and pen to write all of my memories down ..that helps a lot
Then we have had several health scares ...worrying about my our Nephew's health but he is now on the mend and the future looks good
With the table laid so prettily ...complete with some of my pottery Autumn leaves and the Pumpkin
It's a much loved recipe ( I add chopped bacon to the recipe too )
What I also love about it is you can get it ready for the oven the day before and just cover it with cling wrap to put in the refrigerator
It's a bit naughty but so yummy for that special meal
So we will be having a very nice Filet Mignon Steak each with a heap of Gulf of Mexico Jumbo Shrimp
Along with sautéd Portabello Mushrooms and Brussel sprouts with bacon
Once finished we have two lovely pieces of cheese cake
I purchased from Whole Foods bakery ..yum !!
I put some chopped up bacon pieces in a skillet and just a sprinkle of olive oil
I cook till crispy then remove from the pan
I then put my Brussel Sprouts in the pan cut side down (I cut my sprouts in half)
And let them brown turning the over to get some color adding some freshly ground pepper and just a little salt to taste
Once that is done add Chicken Stock /Broth to the pan and bring to the boil ..just enough to nearly cover the sprouts ...
Once boiling turn the heat down to a gentle simmer and cover the pan
Cook for 25 mins ..toss with the cooked bacon for a few seconds then remove from pan and place in a pretty bowl
Be kind to each other
Thanks for popping by
We are looking forward to Christmas
I am for the first time putting our Christmas tree etc up early this weekend
I look so forward to enjoying the decorations we have