Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WOYWW, Martha & Me




Another What's on Your Workspace Wednesday (click on the icon in the sidebar if you're a curious cat... *smile*)...

My dad is asleep in the room where my computer is and it is an ungodly hour here in the states, so my choices were (1)wait to upload a photo of my new and improved "satellite" studio (cleaned up for Thanksgiving) and take a chance at being in the 100's somewhere on the Mr Linky list, OR (2) jump on Mr Linky now (sorry if I hurt you, Mr Linky) and get the #81 spot before my pic is uploaded. You may be reaching me so late that, lo and behold, there is a photo or two showing here! That's why I went with Door #2. If by chance, you only see words, I'd love it if you'd take a quick tour of my cards from the past week...I think you cat lovers will get a kick out of one in particular...*smile*

Anyway, today will be a heavy cooking day for me. Well, for me, my saint of a mother (love you, Mom) and Martha, that is. I've been doing a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving ever since I took the reins from my m.i.l. I use my Martha cookbook and make her turkey with sage mosaic under the skin, her orzo stuffing (which requires me chop up loads of veggies and to take a fresh loaf of French bread and turn it into fresh breadcrumbs---how did I allow this to happen?), her endive & apple salad and her sweet potato & apple soup. She has about six delicious side dishes that I naively took on the first time I hosted Thanksgiving, but not since...way too much work..sorry, Martha. Besides, I still have to prepare MY banana bread, MY ambrosia and MY pecan pie. My dear m.i.l. still makes her sweet potato casserole and apple pudding...and she's gonna whip up her famous chocolate mousse cake when she gets here (it doesn't travel well.) The American feast in honor of that sketchy day in history when my Native American ancestors (I do really have one tribe's blood watered down inside me)...that they introduced the settlers to popcorn. Lol.

So, what I hope to show you on the table that has to be folded up and put away is the makings of a card I'd like to post on Friday for a blog hop. But I have to hurry because ds#2 once told me that the best thing ever is waking up to the smell of banana bread baking. Then again, I've got loads of time to accomplish that because he won't be rousing for quite awhile...Lol. My craft muse is tapping her foot as I speak...she wants to get this card done before the chef muse blows a gasket at the thought of the amount of cooking ahead of us today.

Whether you celebrate this feast of feasts, or not, among many other things, I'm thankful for your friendship!

Okay, Martha...I'm coming....

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

13 comments:

Sue said...

Hi ya
sounds like your gona be busy, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (16)

Joanne said...

Well no photos but your menu has made me hungry. (13)

Becky Bowden said...

Sounds like you've been busy, the food sounds delicious though, hungry now!! xx #100

butlersabroad said...

Wow, look at that table! I guess miracles do happen after all! But I want to see the food!!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Hugs
Brenda 91

Claireliz said...

Wow! your menu sounds stunning, certainly not something I'd attempt, I take after my Mum when it comes to cooking....I only have a kitchen because it came with the house. thank goodness for my DH or we'd live off jacket potatoes! Have a happy Thanksgiving
C (74)
xx

Doone said...

happy thanksgiving, and I love your folding table

Sheila said...

Mmmmm.....food. Happy Thanksgiving!

karen said...

Wow, good for you making the Martha Meal! Sounds divinely yummy!
I love your craft table! Looks very handy!
xoxo Karen #82

Susan said...

Hope all goes well with your Thanksgiving celebrations. Ooooh chocolate mousse cake yum!
Susan xxox #12

Carrie said...

I am hungry now after reading your post....gonna go raid the fridge now xxx Thanks for sharing your workdesk with me this week xxx (Linky #31)

oneoff said...

Phew! That sounds gorgeous, and the even better news is that once you have done all that work with Martha, there will be absolutely no calories to worry about at the feast.

Hope the craft muse got to play beforehand.

Bernie #11

Nicky said...

Love your photos hope you have had a great thanks giving ~127

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Well you have got a busy desk here with lots of nice things to use. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 42)