And we had a big surprise. My daughter, Randie, who had been living on Cape Cod for the last 30 years came to dinner with Bill and his family and David and his family. She’s moved to southern Wisconsin where my oldest granddaughter and her family live and she and the “boys” decided to surprise me on Thanksgiving. I almost had a heart attack! But a very nice one. We all had a very nice visit, ate lots of good food, and even though it was cold, managed to show Randie a little of our homestead.
I’ve got to give you an update on my new recipe, Gaucho Relish, that I created this fall, using the syrup from Cowboy Candy (candied jalapeño slices) and chopped Sugar Rush Peach hot peppers and red Ozark Sweet Snacks after I’d removed the seeds from both. I was afraid it would be pretty hot. But it was perfect! Even folks who don’t like “hot” peppers said it was great. I’m so tickled!
David and his family went out on Saturday and cut their first Christmas tree for their new home. Delilah was very excited about everything and helped hang ornaments and put the star on top.
It’s gotten cold now and we’re looking a lot more like Christmas, with snow on the ground. The low last night was 3 degrees F. Pretty nippy after a week of forties! Will just looked outside and there are five Ruffed Grouse eating the buds on the hazelbrush next to the backyard fence. They’re just stuffing themselves. I hope they’ll come over beneath the bird feeder as there are always extra seeds that have gotten kicked off the platform feeder. I love seeing them up close.
Please excuse the delay in this post, it got lost in cyber space for a few days! — Jackie