Seems like I haven't been much in the mood to write a blog post lately - too busy for the most part. What's been going on you ask?
My friend & neighbor invited me to share her booth at a Women's Club Christmas craft fair. Since I pretty much had booth set-up stuff and plenty of inventory I figured I'd stick a toe in, with the added benefit of actually attending a fair (it has been so long - covid and crowds 😥). This promised to be a smaller affair and as it was happening on Veteran's Day, with competition from parades and other activities, I figured it wouldn't be too big of a madhouse. It wasn't bad at all. Not a ton of traffic and most people wanted Christmas crafts and doodads, so my trivets and jewelry didn't stand much of a chance. I did sell a trivet - one, lol. Here's a few shots of some of the booths. Lots of impressive stuff.
|This lady works on her stuff all year getting ready for show.|
|My "little corner" 😊|
|This lady has some beautiful Christmas florals in hand|
made and hand painted wooden boxes. So neat!
|Debby's offerings - she did pretty well|
|These pretties made me wish I got dressed-up still.|
So that was a fun way to spend the day. And it was educational too, meaning I won't be doing craft fairs or bothering to put much effort into "selling" my goodies. I do get some business through word of mouth and that is enough. I've also read some not-so-good reports on some of the changes to the Etsy platform, so I'm not going to go there either. OK then.
We did a full-fledged Thanksgiving dinner cooking the 14# turkey I got for "free" from BJ's, and making a big pile of dressing & gravy. We have plenty of future dinners in the bag - including Christmas dinner. "Gasp! You're doing leftovers for Christmas??" You betcha!
|Turkey from year to year look pretty much the same. so|
since I forgot to take a pic this year...LOL!
Hey, I got into the pot pie mode the other day, and boy were we glad. So tasty and the other 3/4's of the pie makes for 3 easy re-heatable meals. This one was Tex-Mex chicken and it came out tasty.
|Reheat covered, in a low oven (225°F)|
I also got the burrito machine up an running - chicken, black bean and peppers for this first go round. Can you tell that chicken quarters have been on sale lately?
|Wrapped and ready to go into the freezer. Reheat in a covered |
frying pan with salsa verde and sharp cheddar plus Mexican rice.
I had a great catch-up gabfest lunch at TGIF's with my friend Nancy. Our last lunch was back in the spring so we had a lot to say, haha. She's doing great and looks wonderful - staying busy too.
I'm working on a big outdoor project and that's taking up a lot of time. I won't cover that today but hopefully in the next post.
And I finally pulled out a puzzle and have started enjoying that pastime again.
Y'all have fun, Happy -belated- Thanksgiving, and thanks for stopping by.