Good Monday Mornin' Yall,
I do hope everyone had a great weekend. I didn't do any posting this weekend. I did do a little visiting but that's about it. I didn't do much over the weekend. Hubby made it home safely around 5:15p.m. We went and ate catfish at a local restaurant in Lepanto. They have a buffet there. After that, we came back to town and made a few blocks and came home. The girls had stayed all night with my parents because they were leaving early Saturday morning going to Mississippi for the day. I slept late Saturday. Me and hubby just sat around drinking coffee and watching television and talking. I did fix supper for us that night. I made up a new recipe that I will share with you. It is called Karen's Stove Top Cabbage Casserole. I will put up the recipe at the end of my post. It was yummilicious. I made a pan of cornbread to go with it and that is all we had. It was a great mean. Hubby just loves my cornbread. Kids got home around 7:00p.m. Saturday evening. They were really worn out from that trip. They had a good time though. I did do a load of jeans Saturday night also, because hubby had to have some clean jeans to wear out. He had to leave Sunday around noon. He had a load going to Kansas that had to deliver this morning. He will be home sometime Wednesday. He will be off the rest of the week.
Friday night my mother called me around 10:00a.m. One of our close family friends had gotten killed. He was a truck driver. He drove a propane tanker. It was a one vehicle accident somewhere near Little Rock, AR. I don't know what happened, but he went off the road and it killed him. My sister told me that she thought he had been in the hospital earlier this year with heart problems. It could have been he had a heart attack. I haven't heard anyone really say. They are going to bury him today. I would like for you all to remember this family during their loss. It is going to be really hard and their first Thanksgiving without him.
I woke up with a sinus headache yesterday morning. I thought I was getting over this stopped up nose, but I don't guess it's ready to leave just yet. This weather around here is crazy. It was in the 60's yesterday. It is suppose to be in the 70's today and tomorrow. I turned my air-conditioner back on yesterday afternoon. There is a cold front that is suppose to come through on Wednesday bringing Thunderstorms and turning much colder. They say the highs on Thanksgiving Day is only going to be in the 40's and the low's in the 20's. That's going to be colder than it has been so far this season. My headache eased up some last night. I am still stopped up this morning. My girls went to my parents yesterday afternoon. My parent's Church was having their annual Thanksgiving Dinner last night. Since I wasn't feeling up to par, just my girls went with them. My sister brought them home last night and they had brought me some food from the dinner. I had to big carry out plates like you get from a restaurant. One was filled with the Thanksgiving Dinner foods and the other one with desserts. I had already eaten. I did eat some of the dessert later on though. I will have me a good lunch for today. They are precious girls. I wouldn't know what to do without them either. They help me quite a bit around the house.
Our oldest daughter has basketball practice tonight. They have a game tomorrow night at Gosnell, AR. That is where the old Air-Force Base used to be. I just dread the drive. The girls only have school today and tomorrow. They will be out the rest of the week for Thanksgiving. My sister is taking them to Memphis Wednesday shopping. She usually does this every year and buys them clothes for Christmas. Since they are always growing, she has to let them try them on. They usually make a day of it. My sister isn't married and can't have kids, so she spoils mine. She usually buys them high dollar stuff. I always say , "more power to her", because I sure can't afford that high dollar stuff.
Do yall have big Thanksgiving plans for this year? I am cooking dinner here at our house this year. I bought my turkey Saturday night. I just went grocery shopping at the local store which is right across the highway from us. My parents and sister are coming up for Thanksgiving Dinner. I am doing most of the main cooking. They will bring something also. I will probably post my Thanksgiving Menu tomorrow. I do hope that everyone has a "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" and be safe.
As promised here is my new recipe that I made up Saturday night:
KAREN'S STOVE TOP CABBAGE CASSEROLE
1/2 - head of cabbage chopped up
1 - Keilbasa sausage cut up in small pieces
1 - cup of diced ham
1/2 - green bale pepper chopped up
1/4 - red onion chopped up
1 - can chicken broth
1/2 - bag of elbow macaroni noodles
Preheat pan with a little Olive Oil. Add the chopped up cabbage, keilbasa sausage, diced ham, green bale pepper, and onion and cook till tender. Add 1 can of chicken broth and let simmer, stirring occasionally. Then add the 1/2 bag of elbow noodles and turn heat down and let this simmer until noodles are tender. After noodles are tender, turn heat off and add shredded cheese and put lid on top and let melt. Serve this with some homemade cornbread and you have a delicious meal. Now, this is one of my dishes that I am making at Thanksgiving, but I am going to use a whole head of cabbage since there will be more of us to eat. I also salt and pepper to taste. I usually don't put alot of salt in my foods when I'm cooking because sometimes if someone eats with us that can't have salt, I have taken care of them. I usually just let people salt and pepper their own foods. I do hope you will give this a try sometime. If you like cabbage, then this will be very good.
Well, I do hope that yall will have a great Monday. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You. If you are going to travel, I pray for a safe journey to where you are going and a safe trip home. Take care my great friends and again "HAPPY THANSGIVING" to each and everyone of you.
Love & Hugs,