[gardeners] Day after

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 26 Nov 1999 07:57:53 -0600

Well, most of the food has been eaten, the turkey carcass simmered down
into soup stock, and the ham bone prepared for making a pot of beans in
December or January. The grandkids are still sleeping so it's peaceful
at the Shirley Hacienda. My beautiful daughter and granddaughter got up
early with me and we've had a pleasant visit and planned out a big
breakfast for when the boys awaken. Miz Anne had a bad night so is
sleeping in for a change. Her sinuses kicked in about 11 am yesterday
and the headache lasted into the wee hours of the morning.

I cooked the turkey with onions, rosemary branches, and garlic chives in
the body cavity and it came out quite good. The flavor held true into
the soup stock so I think there will be some good soups later on. The
ham was basted with the old standby brown sugar/crushed pineapple sauce
and was also good. The dogs benefited from some leftovers.

Kids and grandkids go home today as they have things to do at home and
we will miss them, as usual. Friends will start dropping by this
afternoon for a taste of Miz Anne's pies and maybe a little holiday
cheer. All is right with the world and life is good.