Hey there! Hope you all had a great long weekend if you were lucky enough to have yesterday off! Happy Veteran’s Day to everyone who has served this country, we truly appreciate all that you do! I can’t remember if I told you this story last year so I’m sorry if I’m repeating myself but Veteran’s Day brings back some memories from my childhood. One day when I was in second grade I woke up and was having breakfast before school. My dad said “Happy Vet’s Day!” I asked him “What’s Vet’s Day??” He proceeded to tell me that its a day to commemorate our Veterinarian’s because they do such a good job taking care of our pets. Our pets are very important because they are like a part of the family, blah blah blah..
Little naive Mai-Lis went to school that day and sure enough, the teacher asked, “Does anyone know what day it is today?” OOH OOH, me me, pick me!! I know what it is! I proceeded to give her the whole lengthy explanation my dad had given me. I knew by her face that I was WAYY off. I was kind of a goody two shoes in school so needless to say, I was NOT happy. Let’s just say I decided to give my Dad the silent treatment for a while after that. I ‘m pretty sure for a few years after the incident every time he would say something I would turn to my Mom and say “Is that true Mom?”
I forgive you Dad. Happy Vet’s Day!
Is anyone else starting to get into the Christmas spirit? I usually have a strict “after Thanksgiving” rule every year, but something about this colder weather is making me tempted to start with the Christmas music. We’ve been playing a bunch of Nat King Cole & Frank Sinatra so that we can “feel” like we’re listening to Christmas music without actually doing it. It makes it that much more special when you have to wait for it right? I’m so glad my husband is on-board with the x-mas music love!
This year I had a bunch of green tomatoes left on the vine that decided they weren’t going to ripen. They’ve been sitting on our counter and I’ve been meaning to make some pickles with them. I couldn’t seem to find time to get it done so I ended up just slicing them up and throwing them in some of the leftover liquid I had from pickles I had bought. I let them sit in there for a few days and holy moly! They were SO good! The moral of the story? Go ahead and be ambitious if you want but they are just as good if you buy some pickles, eat them, and reuse the pickling liquid.
I made the beef brisket using the slow cooker recipe I posted a while back. Yum, so good! It went perfectly with the crunchy pickled green tomatoes.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
That moment when you have all of your laundry done and put away.
It doesn’t last very long but doesn’t it feel good while it lasts??