Monday, October 10, 2011

Thanksgiving at the Olde Cottage....

Hello everyone..
Happy Thanksgiving, too... At least here in Canada.. smile...
I am afraid I have been missing a bit on the blogging side of things.. Sorry about that.. Kind of a lot of things going on last week..
And then we went to St. Martins to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family... There were 17 of us and we had a nice day...

It was very informal but the weather was gorgeous... We did not even need sweaters.... Thank you, Lord..
Terry set up another wee table and with the kitchen one we could all sit at the same time, which was nice...
As I said it was just a cottage Thanksgiving and our first one there in 16 years..So it was a nice change, I think...
Our grandsons were able to go to the beach and enjoy their clubhouse...
Our oven was not working so the turkey was brought in all cooked, gravy and all.. grin..
The slow cooker cooked the ham, though and along with lots of veggies and salads and desserts it was lovely..
How was your Thanksgiving?  I know the USA is not until later, though...
Terry and I had a vacation day yesterday and took a day trip...
Everyone was telling me how tired I looked so my husband decided to treat me..We just went across the border... It was nice..
We had a flat tire on the way home and no flash light... Thank the Lord for cell phones.. smile... The back of the VW was loaded with stuff like 2 frozen turkeys and 2 huge bags of frozen stuff from our freezer at the cottage... Oh  dear...
We had to unload all of that and the dear man had to get out the tire and put it on in the pitch dark... God is so good,  though and the phone shone enough light that he did get the other one on..
Home never felt so good when we finally arrived here... smile..

Today I made a soup with the left over Thanksgiving ham..
It tasted really good and so easy to do..
Just add some chicken broth and water to the bones and simmer for a bit.. Then add the leftover meat, onions, celery, carrots, potatoes and seasonings...
I added 2 bay leaves, 6 cloves, 2 tsp. herbes de provence and salt and pepper..
Nice tasty lunch...
Well, my dears I only meant to say a few words but as usual I ramble on.... Sorry, about that..
Hope you all had a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving..
Peace to you all...


  1. Hello Faye! Happy Thanksgiving and I'm so glad you are all safe and sound after your night time escapades!

    I am sure your soup is perfect for winter lunches!
    Lovely to hear from you!
    Be sure and stop by for my wee giveaway!

  2. Sounds like you also had a wonderful Thanksgiving ! Ours was great as well. Your table looks lovely and your soups looks YUMMY ! Have a wonderful eve.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
    Get's me thinking about our up-coming Thanksgiving.
    The first in The Cottage :)
    So glad that you were able to get the tire changed safely!
    What a blessing indeed!
    The soup looks so yummy. And, I love the charm of the table, and settings.
    Have a happy day.

  4. Faye, it looks like you always set such a pretty table. I look forward to sitting across from you at our Father's table someday! Oh what a feast He will prepare for us. And, you know how Pentecostals like to eat... no matter where you live... :) Blessings from Wisconsin

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Faye! Your table is so lovely! My husband is Canadian and so we like to celebrate here too. He took the day off work and we had a little Thanksgiving meal here too ~ not turkey but ham and scalloped potatoes ~ yum!

    Blessings to you,

  6. Happy Thanksgiving Faye! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Your table is lovely.The soup looks delicious and sounds like the perfect winter day comfort food.Glad that you were able to fix the tire and safely make it back home.Hugs,Jen

  7. L late Happy Thanksgiving Faye...and AS ALWAYS...everything you do looks and sounds so warm and homey...makes me want to be there. And Thanksgiving at the perfect. Like going to the mountain cabin at Christmas...just perfect.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Dear Faye Henry!
    Sounds like a wonderful day.
    I saved some pie for you friend.
    Love & JOY

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Faye. Your table was beautiful. I love visiting your blog it is always a blessing.

  10. Hi my sweet Faye, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Oh what a wonderful time you all (17) must have had at the cottage.


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  11. Only 17?? I'm so thankful you were able to gather in with your loved ones! Very thankful too the tire was changed, the Lord sees you even in the dark, no place can you go out of his sight! The table looks lovely, and so inviting. Like so many others I look forward to joining in sitting with you at Table. Hope all goes well with you this week. Blessings and peace!

  12. Hi Faye, Glad you were able to get away for a time you should take me though- LOL... I bet your soup was really tasty- I tend to like soups with bread, of course.
    Did I tell you that I got 2 more prim pumpkins made?

  13. Your Thanksgiving table settings are beautiful. I am so glad that your husband was able to change the tire, even in the dark. We got a cell phone just for that, emergencies when out on the road, etc. Your soup looks so good.

    Have a wonderful day.


  14. Good to see you had such a great day Faye :-) x x x

  15. It's hard to believe it's that time of the year again. Where has time gone! So glad you and the family had a wonderful day together. Glad you and Terry made it back safely even though you had a flat tire. God truly looks out for us! Many hugs and blessing Faye!

  16. Good morning, Faye... your table looks so beautiful... wish I could have shared your Thanksgiving meal! Your soup looks delicious.
    Sounds like you and Terry had an exciting night... although not the kind of excitement one would want to have without a flashlight... *giggle*