Saturday, November 30, 2019

Still Being Thankful

An amazing thing happened yesterday.  The most gorgeous red shouldered hawk came to visit me.  These aren't the best pictures since he was so far away.  I grabbed my camera and snuck out the back door quiet as the mouse he was hunting.
Apparently I wasn't quiet enough, because he immediately took flight.  Just LOOK at those feathers.   Aren't they magnificent?  I'm so thankful he chose MY back yard as a rest stop on his quest for all things mice
On the other hand, I'm NOT so thankful I have to eat all of these cups of pumpkin dessert.  Yes they are tasty, but really, enough is enough.  
Here's the recipe.  By the way, this app is called Paprika.  I think there is a charge to download it, but well worth it in my opinion.  You can copy almost any recipe on the web and Paprika will create and save the recipe and directions to the app, right on your phone.  This way, all my pending disastrous dishes can be made no matter where I am.  I'm certainly thankful I found this app.
This particular recipe?  I would skip the cookie crust and just make the luscious pumpkin.  In my humble opinion, who wants crust when you can have pumpkin with whipped cream and brown sugar? 
The pecan pie that kept calling my name is now one piece smaller.  I caved.  I'm thankful I can still make something edible, although this did have one minor problem.  I didn't get back to Smart and Final for the pie crust.  I picked up an imposter, and boy could you taste it.  It's akin to rancid butter.  My advice is stick to First Street frozen pie crusts.
I'm VERY thankful I'm not full anymore, although I can count every single stomach muscle stretched out of shape.  I've killed every single rule in my diet except thou shalt not eat bread.  I've been on a sugar high for two days now and really need to get back on track.

In that light, I signed up for another cooking class many months ago and today is the day.  French Pastries!  Between the pie and the pastries, I should be good to add back on at least five pounds.  It's this afternoon up in the mountains where they got snow for the last two days.  Just in case, I'm going to call first.

Just imagine what stomach churning recipes I'll be able to cook now!!  I better go check on my supply of Tums.  I'm VERY thankful someone invented them for us crazed sugar eaters.


  1. It is hard to loose weight but easy to put it on.
    Be Safe going to your cooking class and Enjoy.

    It's about time.

    1. Boy is that ever the truth!! It took me a month to take off 3 pounds and three days to put it back on!!

  2. Thank you for the recipe, Bill isn't 'crazy' about pumpkin but I love it so will give it a shot. :)
    I must ask Jo-Anne the brand of pie crust shell she got, it was wonderful. I prefer making my own, actually, but in a pinch.....
    What a gorgeous hawk and you were indeed blessed to have him stop at your place! Wow!

    1. I've never been so good at pie crust making, so I LOVE the frozen ones.

  3. The bird is beautiful in flight! Never heard of Paprika, but will have to look it up! The pecan pie sure looks yummy!

    1. It's a great app Shirley. Saves about 95% of the recipes I try to copy. Now I take them with me everywhere.