Dinner tonight

One of our favorite ways to use up Turkey Leftovers…Turkey Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa.
I am giving the recipe for Cranberry Salsa because you should all (4 of you who read this) try it.

1 cup of cranberry sauce
1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tablespoon green onions
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 Anjou Pear, cored and finely diced

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced-We skip this at this stage of the game because the kids won’t eat spicy food.

The quesadillas are turkey, green onions, jack cheese…Serve with salsa and fat free sour cream.

Our salsa is chilling in the fridge. Watching the Pats, drinking a #9 and looking forward to a yummy dinner. Perfect end to Thanksgiving Break.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Things I have realized after a very long day…
1. The Good-I am realizing that Lori is not only my sister-in-law but also my friend. The Lamberts are becoming good friends. I got to see Ella walk down the street with her friend, Levi and put her hand around his back just cause she cares for him. Sweet little kid moment. My father-in-law and brother-in-law are very good to me when my husband is not around.
2. The Bad-When it has been over a year maybe two since you have seen people it is okay to pass on the most recent event that involves them because they won’t find it important that you are there even though you travelled with two kids for an hour in your car to see them. Molly is a wreck after two hours in the car, a 20 minute nap and let loose in a pizza place and then Christmas Tree Lighting. She has no off switch just more amped. The three of us do not do well on a day of crappy food.
3. The Ugly-Carrying both Ella and Molly under an arm screaming from the Bethel Church Choral Group singing at the Gazebo…I have nothing else to say.
Except this…they sure are cute.

Santa’s Mail Box

The night before Thanksgiving, Deb and I made this lovely mailbox for the North Berwick Tree Lighting Event. I completed it today and promised I would take lots of pics. OF course I had to include the kids. Ella already has her letter to Santa in there. She is ready to write another.

Thanksgiving ’06

We celebrated Thanksgiving quietly this year with Steve’s dad and one brother, Phil. We were missing all the rest of the crew. But the food was good and Ella ate heartily and happily, wondering after if we could have Thanksgiving tomorrow.

I am 35

And I know that because I just looked in the mirror and there was a bright white hair hanging out with all the rest of the brown ones.

Great birthday weekend. Lots of love from all over the country…a blog entry on a “famous” blog…serenade on the voice mail…taken out for a yummy! dinner…spoiled by my husband…loved by my kids. It was all good.