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Friday, October 07, 2011

Its A Happy Thanksgiving Weekend


I'd like to wish all my fellow Canadians a very Happy Thanksgiving!  What a Thanksgiving weekend we're going to have here in the Ottawa Valley, the weather forecast is spectacular, sun and hot, hot, hot!  So it doesn't feel like Thanksgiving weekend at all.  Since my Mum still isn't strong enough to put on the full holiday meal I offered to put on a roast chicken dinner for my family tomorrow.  We don't do turkey or ham in this family so I'm going to cook three chickens, and to make my life easier I've cooked the first of three tonight and I'll cook the other two tomorrow.  So the house is clean and I've got as much food prepped as possible.  Tonight's roast chicken is actually my first!  That's right, and it looks so yummy!  I mean why would I cook a whole chicken for just Todd and me?


I started off the long weekend with making it an extra long weekend.  I took today off of work, and I put it to good use!  I spent hours cleaning the house and prepping food.  I've been so busy doing this and that today, that I've had a hard time settling down into my stitching.  I did stop and take a picture of my Prarie Schooler WIP before I picked it up today.  I'll show you what progress I do make this long weekend, sometime Monday night.

Check out the look on Hunter's face, he is trying to look so innocent!

I think the cats have just loved it having me home today!  Oh boy they were entertaining.  When I first brought Zeus home there was a lot of growling and spitting on Hunter's part... also the odd swat.  Hunter was not pleased.  Now that Zeus has been here for almost seven months, I see moments where they're "getting along".  Also usually the trouble maker is Zeus, but I'm seeing moments where Hunter is being the instigator.

This only lasted for about ten minutes... both of them on the back of my stitching chair.

I hope if you're Canadian you enjoy the holiday with family and friends, and if you're not I hope you enjoy it whatever your plans may be!

17 comments:

valerie said...

Hope you have a nice holiday weekend!

Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dani! Your cooking looks great! and I love the kitties. I really love Zeus's markings. What kind of cat is he?

Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dani! I too have spent most of the day readying the house for the holiday. I prepped some side dishes tonight and I'll complete the others tomorrow. Then the turkey breast goes in the crockpot on Sunday. I'll have two of my sons joining us so it should be a great weekend! Enjoy!!
Love that last pic of the two cats together. Zeus has such a lovely coat!

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dani. Hope you have a great long weekend. Your chicken looks great. Lovely pictures of your furbabies. Look forward to seeing your progress on your Prarie Schooler.

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. That chicken looked so good, I swear that I could smell it down here. Your PS is looking good; I can't wait to see the progress.
Take care and enjoy the holiday with the family!

Ginny said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Looks yummy. Can I come?

Dee said...

Zeus has a beautiful face. Even though they are both sharing the chair...Hunter's face says he is NOT happy about it. LOL

Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Enjoy those chickens AND having your mum home to enjoy them with you.

Carol said...

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Dani! Enjoy this glorious weather :)

Kerry said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on a truly beautiful chicken! Happy Thanksgiving, Dani!

LOL The kitties look comfy, although Hunter has a bit of "cat about to pounce" look on him!

Doris said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dani! The chicken look Yummi!...hum un the last picture the cats seem to plan something ...

Jackie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! The chicken looks absolutely delicious - you should be very proud of your first chicken.

CindyMae said...

I am sure your roast chicken is going to be yummy, it looks great! Hope you and your family have a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving weekend. Love the kitty pics!!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on the chicken and your "kids" are so cute.
-Jen

Sally said...

Hope you've had a wonderful holiday weekend Dani!

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Dani. Your chicken looks delicious! I make whole chicken for just Kevin and I all the time. We just get one that's on the smaller side. We eat for a night or two, then use whatever is left over after that to make a chicken pot pie, or chicken a la king, or chicken salad sandwiches for lunch.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your chicken looks delicious. Love the kitty photos.