Tuesday, November 22, 2011

First and third homeowners play

Almost 70 years ago my grandfather built a doll house for my Mother which she played with as a little girl, then I enjoyed it growing up and now Maisie is the third generation to play with the same house. 

IMG_2407e Yesterday the first and third little girl owners of the doll house played together.

Are you prepared for Thanksgiving?  For some reason I’m just not feeling it this year.  I think between my recent bout of pneumonia, Maisie’s recently diagnosed food allergies, spending hours researching recipes, reading every label in the stores, trying recipes to find a new way of cooking and feeding Maisie that’s safe and enticing for her, along with just general busyness, insomnia and feeling run down…well I guess it’s no wonder that I’m not in the holiday mood.  I did though get my act together enough to buy a turkey and get the spice rub on it so that it will be ready to cook on Thursday.  Since it’s just the five of us, Maisie, Eammon and I along with my parents, it’s going to be very simple, easy, all safe for Maisie and no fuss…but it will still of course be delicious so no worries there.  Just like last year I’m serving Spice Rubbed Turkey with Cognac Gravy so I know the turkey will be wonderful.  Click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.

Spice Rubbed Turkey with Cognac Gravy

In addition to the turkey there are many other wonderful recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook including: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake and Apple Dumplings.



  1. I hope you guys are feeling better. Love the picture of Maisie and your mom playing with the doll house. I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Love seeing your mom and Maisie playing together.

    I'm so sorry to read about Maisie's allergies. Has she improved any since the change of diet? I've tried to cut some of the wheat out of my diet. It isn't easy.

    Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Awe, that's so sweet.

  4. Feel better! Love the grandma/child time.


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