How the Cookie Crumbled on Thanksgiving

My Kitchen Needs a Video Crew on Thanksgiving

Penguin cookie decorated as a turkey for Thanksgiving
Penguin cookie decorated for Thanksgiving

Rushing to finish my Thanksgiving cooking list, Pumpkin Pie, Frosted Apple Pie Slices, Sweet-potato Puff, and a bowl of Romaine Crunchy Salad, I veered out of control.

I pumped the brakes with the newsflash on TV, “Just in! ALL Romaine lettuce – RECALLED!”

Yikes! Hubby dashed to return the Romaine we had chilling in fridge, and I headed to our favorite neighbor grocer for gourmet lettuce to replace Romaine.

I dashed to make up lost time, and hurriedly flipped on my KitchenAid to whip the sweet potatoes, using  both hands at once, I flipped the speed to high with my left hand and I pulled the lock lever on the mixing bowl with my right hand. Unfortunately, I had not seated the bowl into the locking groove at the bottom of the mixer stand.

My sweet potatoes went flying. The bowl flipped and wedged against its base at a 45-degree angle. The motor froze.

I panicked, of course. Fortunately hubby saw this as an opportunity to employ his engineering skills and ran to the garage for tools.

He entered the kitchen armed with a giant paint-stir stick in one hand and a rubber mallet in the other. Within minutes, my mixing bowl was freed, and my KitchenAid was safe to operate. Continue reading How the Cookie Crumbled on Thanksgiving

Applause for our troops and patriots!

US Flag, flown with pride
US Flag, Chicago Skyline

Thanks for the Service of Many!

Veteran’s Day 2013, and our gratitude for the service and sacrifice of our veteran’s is at unparalleled heights. Thanks to all the veterans and patriots who fly our flag with pride; for citizens who place their hands over their heart and salute the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance and are moved to tears at the singing of our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.

God Bless America!