A White Thanksgiving

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Our backyard in the snow. I have to admit it’s a pretty sight, although I’d still rather be in Arizona.

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The snow almost reached Lily’s belly! Walter hates being in the snow, but Norman enjoys eating it.

Of course, we had a tofurky, which is our traditional Thanksgiving meal. I had my first tofurky in 1998, just a few years after Turtle Island Foods was founded. I am thankful for them.

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George didn’t want to bake a pie – fair enough, since he made dinner. Since I wanted a desert with applies, I found this recipe: Microwave Apple Crisp. (I made the oven version.) The only modifications were using Earth Balance for the butter and reducing to three apples. Peeling, slicing and coring the apples was a breeze with my Pampered Chef Apple peeler. While I usually avoid single-use items, the apple peeler is so worth it. Pretty tasty!

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Countdown

The Spring Semester begins in one week, on Monday, January 25, and this week, there are meetings as well as class preps.

In other news, I am stuck at home because the driveway is too icy and unsafe for driving–as I found out last night when I tried to get a Diet Coke. I got all the way to the street but couldn’t get the truck over the hump between the driveway and the street. Had to reverse, and got stuck. Luckily, Chris and Gary are in town, and they helped George get the truck unstuck.