Creative Jumpstart 2021

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Friday, November 28

How was your THANKSGIVING?

Ours was cold, dark and phoneless for a good part of the night before and Thanksgiving Day.

Normally we don't have Nor'easters in November that dump a foot of heavy, wet snow on us -- though I do remember one way back in the 70's when I was little. We usually we have decent weather -- maybe chilly or a light dusting but not like we had yesterday.

It is beautiful, I will admit that much. 

However, it's not so lovely when you have a sink and counter full of dishes from the night before when the power went out -- that can be a little frustrating. Especially on a holiday. With a big meal to prepare. We got through it and I even learned something new.

Yesterday I learned that when melting snow to wash the dishes there's a right way and a WRONG way to do it. Who woulda thought that?

The right way to melt snow is to punch a hole in the snow through to the bottom of the pan and let the steam that is forming at the bottom out or the snow will steam away. The snow on top of the melting snow at the bottom causes a Vapor Barrier to form and in the end you'll cook (melt) the bottom of the pan and have no water.  Thankfully my husband knows these things and saved me from a melted pan.

I also learned that my Mother never throws anything away, hence this tin of hot chocolate from like 1942. ha ha. Actually, it's probably from the 70's -- but still. No one drank it and we all lived through the day.

In the end, the power came back, we watched a movie, ate a delicious dinner and went to bed early. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends, thank you for stopping by!


  1. Lovely photos. Gotta love the 70's! :)

  2. OMG, I'm from Columbus Ohio and We had Big Bear Stores. I know that Big Bear carried the Food Club brand. OMG, I've not seen that in years since Big Bear closed in 2004. That definitely looked like a box from the 70's or the 80's. Thank you for making me remember days gone by. At the very least it was 10 years


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