Thanksgivukkah was a gastronomic mashup of epic proportions and portions.A dreidel spinning during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade+ Thanksgiving nametags on menorahs as place settings+ sweet potato latkes and cranberry applesauce+ turkey AND brisket+ pumpkin spice sufganiyot (doughnuts)+ a cornucopia of gelt and dreidels= EPIC holiday mashup!Here are a few "pinteresting" recipes that were among… Continue reading Once in a lifetime
...Thanksgivukkah!Never before and never again in this lifetime will there be a holiday mashup quite as awesome as what's in store tomorrow: Thanksgivukkah. The Pilgrims and the Maccabees, both champions of religious freedom, will share a day tomorrow, which they won't do again for another 70,000 years:"This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will overlap, producing an… Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like…
Halloween is by far my favorite holiday of the year. Perhaps it's the love I had of playing "make believe" as a young girl, or maybe it's the theatre nerd that developed in me during my teenage years, or perhaps it's the excuse to "be dark" now that I'm too old to be goth. No… Continue reading The Halloween that Wasn’t
Some may say that our Fourth of July was unorthodox. I say that it was truly American.First, we went to a crowded movie theater in the pouring rain to consume popcorn and candy while watching an all-American heartthrob kill zombies.Then, we ordered Chinese takeout for dinner.Let's face it folks: It doesn't get any more American… Continue reading A real American Fourth of July
Well, so much for getting back in the blogging groove... I did, however, get back into a crafty groove in the last few months.I finally applied my beading skills to try my hand at jewelry making, crafting a Gator-themed bracelet for my SIL's birthday.It took several tries to get the clasp right, but it was… Continue reading No Idle Hands Here!
Happy 4th of July!I'm super excited to get my red, white, and blue on later today, painting my nails and making white chocolate-covered strawberry and blueberry kabobs. This past week, though, we've experienced red, white, and blue of a different kind...Red was the color of my face while watching Ryan Lochte take on Michael Phelps.… Continue reading Red, White, and Blue (#iPPP)
...when you're having fun!Do I need to reintroduce myself as I emerge from my dark, dusty corner of the blogosphere? The past two months (I seriously can't believe that much time has come and gone since last I wrote) have been quite the adventure:Mitzvah DayWhat do you get when you help organize 300 members of… Continue reading Time flies…
Thanksgiving 2011 started as every other has since I was a kid - with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. I remember when I thought getting up at 9:00 to see the Broadway numbers was early; now, I find myself kvetching, When is it gonna start? It's getting late! (You know you're old when...)After the Rockettes finished… Continue reading Thanksgiving #iPPP recap
Sometimes I think it's the not-so-great year (I'm looking at you, 2011) that deserves the most gratitude. There are always people and things for which to be grateful......for loved ones old and new, near and far...for loved ones gone but never forgotten...for health, both physical and mental...for a roof over our heads and food in our bellies...for… Continue reading Giving thanks
http://comments.funmunch.com/rosh-hashanah-comment-2227.htmlL'Shanah Tovah! For those of us who practice the Jewish faith, it's the eve of a new year. As I throw bread into the lake tomorrow afternoon, a ritual known as tashlich, symbolizing the castoff of the year's transgressions, I will also symbolically purge all the negativity that has been standing in my own way. Asking… Continue reading Here’s to a new year!