Thursday, November 6, 2014

Order of the Odor - Vol. 3




Two questions this month in celebration of Thanksgiving. We would love to know your answers to these questions too.

1. What does your Thanksgiving Day spread look like?
LOL!
This was last year's Thanksgiving dinner but it's pretty much the same every year because I'm a traditionalist.  We have turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, acorn squash, cranberry 'sauce,' and dinner rolls.  It also became my tradition long ago to have 7Up as my drink during dinner.  Back when I was younger, still at home, I always seemed to end up sick right around Thanksgiving so I always seemed to have 7Up at that time.  We don't do pumpkin pie in this house.  The past several years we've enjoyed a Kringle, courtesy of the place Ty works.  When hubby still worked there we had two each year.  The past year or two has only been Ty's.  And now that he's moved out, we've already joked that he needs to bring the Kringle home for dessert.  If we don't get one this year, I'll revert back to our old standard of Cherry Crisp and French Vanilla Cool Whip.

2. In what Thanksgiving traditions does your family participate?
When I was a kid I always tried to watch at least some of the Macy's parade.  Gave that up long ago but last year made it a point to watch bits in between kitchen chores.

We sort of fell into the tradition of having our own Thanksgiving meal the day after Thanksgiving, because we used to always get together with my side of the family on actual Thanksgiving Day.  It's nice to gather with family and all but face it, sometimes you don't get the foods you're craving, or you don't get enough.  Plus I always get a free turkey from work so we started doing our own meal the day after.  I think the last two years though, we haven't gone anywhere on Thanksgiving Day so we've started doing our dinner on the proper day.

I don't think there are any other traditions that we have, besides the traditional foods I make each year.  Oh, we do have football on.  And I do turn the radio on in the evening for the first bits of Christmas music.

I just absolutely love Thanksgiving.  As I've said many times before, it's the calm before the Christmas storm.  It's a holiday of family and food but without the pressures of decorating and gift giving.  It's just a sit back and relax kinda of holiday and that's quite alright with me!



Deb over at It's Always Something has the envious position of being able to visit the Rosegirl's Boutique. She did a pop over very recently and hauled some delicious smells.


LoLo Loves Scents melted a PERFECT 10 scent last week and we all know a 10 out of 10 wax tart does not come around often.... you might want to read about it so you don't miss out on this gem.


Sunnee at Fragrance Obsessed has had the pleasure of trying an up and coming new vendor with nice results. You have to see these gorgeous tarts; the shapes and colors are eye candy.


The Redolent Mermaid has started a new vendor interview series, see what great idea the owner of Vintage Chic Scents has come up with regarding the wax community.




8 comments:

  1. Deb. That dinner has my mouth watering. Kringles are so good. We used to sell them as a fundraiser for my FFA chapter. I hope Ty shares :-) do y'all play Munchkin? I agree with your Thanksgiving sentiments. All the family love and comfort food. Hope yours is peaceful and delicious!

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    1. Munchkin has not become a Thanksgiving tradition *yet* because we just got that at Christmas last year.

      Kringles ARE so good. The ones we get are from a somewhat local place and had a ton of flavors. I've seen Kringles at Walmart, but I've never tried them. Might have to this year.

      ~Deb

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  2. Deb! Your dinner photo has me drooling! Acorn squash is an excellent addition and something different from what we enjoy, is it hard to prep, any special way to do it? Yum! What, my dear, is a Kringle? I like your 7up story. :) I forgot to mention sparkling cider in my post, that's always good at Turkey day, too! Mmmmm, cherry crips...share the recipe? :)

    Agreed about going somewhere for Thanksgiving, sometimes, you want to do the meal the way you want it! I like how you did two up until a couple years ago. A free turkey!? Yum! I also gave up on the parade, but it's nice to have it on in the background. Thanksgiving IS the calm before the Christmas storm...my mother in law always said it's Christmas without commercialism, which I agree with. Family, food, no obligations, and Turkey! :)

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    1. Have you Googled Kringle yet? It's a pastry dessert, flat and flaky, with some yummy filling and glaze on top. They are long, oval shaped. There are a lot of flavors, from fruity to pecan to cinnamon. Find one! Try one!

      I will share the Cherry Crisp recipe.

      ~Deb

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  3. Kringles? Why haven't I heard of this? I just google'd them and they look delicious. I hope Ty is up to the challenge of bringing one over because I don't think you should go without.
    I wanted to high five you when I read the part about going over to relatives for a feast and not always getting what you want or enough (I swear I just wrote DESERVE and had to back space it out). Obviously, I have some serious thanksgiving food entitlement issues.

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    1. LOL - I am right there with you on the food entitlement issues. But seriously, one year I think we had sloppy joes or something like that because it was easier. Huh? That's not Thanksgiving. Wait....that might have been Christmas. But still.....

      You should find a Kringle to try!

      ~Deb

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  4. That looks so delicious! I totally get having a second Thanksgiving (like second breakfast in Lord of the Rings!). A few years ago I cooked a small feast entirely for myself just to have leftovers because the people I spent the holiday with didn't have enough to send home with people :D

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    1. Scandalous, isn't it?! I'm such a total white turkey meat pig. I don't like the dark meat. Hubby does, but I still feel reluctantly obligated to leave him a bit of white meat too. And I put about a year's worth of salt on it. MMMMM!

      ~Deb

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