I'm thankful for lots of things, and I'm sure you are too. This morning in particular, you should be thankful you don't live next to me. My outside lights refused to work last night. I suspect it's the GFI in the garage. Wandering outside in the dark has never been my favorite thing to do. There are boogie men out there.
As a kid, I had to feed the horses, which meant going about 500 yards past the corrals and big scary trees, turning on lights here and there so I could see. Sometimes they didn't turn on and I was always scared to be in the dark.
That being said, I decided NOT to try and fix them, but to just set my alarm in case anyone decided to snoop around. I put a BIG sign on the door that said ALARM so I wouldn't forget to turn it off before letting the dogs out.
No one got to sleep in THIS morning at 4:30 as the siren screamed louder than ever until I ran to the panel. Sorry neighbors ..... (not really, considering the past loud music and gun shots ... oh wait, I haven't told you about that yet!!)
I'm thankful for a nice warm house to live in, I'm thankful for my readers and friends, and I'm thankful for the puppies. At the end of today, I hope I'm thankful for a nice dinner that looks something like this.
So far however, I'm batting a big ZERO!! See this beautiful pecan pie I made yesterday? It was going to be the best I've ever made. My friends were going to be SO impressed, or so I thought. Never count your chickens .........
I decided to bake it in the Breville oven. That was my first mistake. After 30 minutes, I put a special cover over the crust to keep it from burning. At 45 minutes it still was way too soft in the middle. I set it for five more minutes ..... JUST FIVE MINUTES ..... and it burned.
Look at that beautiful crust .... and the pretty design ... all for naught. Big sigh ....... even when I think I've got it made, something rears up and bites me. The good news, if there is any, is that this pie doesn't HAVE to go with me tomorrow to my friend's house. It COULD have been the perfect ending to MY perfect turkey dinner this afternoon. So much for perfect!!
So it's on to cooking the turkey, a corn casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy. In the meantime, I'll try to figure out why the lights are not working and make my ALARM sign at least 12 inches high.
I hope you all have a wonderful fun filled day and end up with tummies full of a perfect turkey dinner.
About those gun shots? Wait until you hear THAT story ..... tomorrow!!