Post Thanksgiving Post

I am finally getting around to posting again after the Thanksgiving weekend. Hubby and I had a pretty good day on Thanksgiving. We drove about three hours to go to his brother and sister-in-law’s home. She always does the honors with a big turkey and homemade dressing stuffed into the turkey. My other sister-in-law and her husband always brings the pies. All homemade as well. We took a side salad called Watergate salad. I hadn’t had that for a long time. I am not sure why it is called that, but it is good, and so very simple to make. Here is the recipe if anyone would like to make it. I think it is a good salad to have any time of year.

1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

1 package (3.4 oz) Jell-o Pistachio flavor instant pudding (I use store brand as well)

1 cup miniature marshmallows

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip topping (Store brand works just as well too)

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.

Stir in cool whip.

Refrigerate 1 hour.

I doubled the recipe and mixed it up early in the morning before we left and put it in a big insulated cold bag with a couple ice packs to set up on the trip down. It turned out pretty good and I think I am going to try it sometime with a can of pears. That sounds good to me. Maybe pineapple and pears. That sounds good too.

We had an uneventful drive down and back, and were very tired and full. Much too full! I always eat too much on the holidays. On Friday we went to Topeka and met with a cousin that drove in on Thanksgiving day from Arizona. There was seven of us for breakfast at Cracker Barrell. I really like that place for breakfast especially. They have good food for all day, and really big and good desserts. It was an okay day. There was me, Hubby, Son, Cousin, Daughter, Granddaughter and my Mom. As some of you know I don’t get along too well with my Mom or daughter. She was doing her usual whining about things and my Mom wasn’t helping too much. It wasn’t as bad as it usually is, but stressful in a small way. Granddaughter came home with us and spent the night.

On Friday evening Holton was having a lighted Christmas parade and then the lighting of the lights around the square. The square is the middle of town and the courthouse and several business’. It wasn’t a very long parade. It only lasted about five minutes I think. But there was some pretty lights on the fire trucks and vehicles in the parade. The Holton Lions club was thinking about having a float in the parade, but it didn’t get put together. We were supposed to ride on that float since Hubby and I are members. The Holton Recorder, a local small newspaper that Hubby works part time for had a small float. So granddaughter got to ride on that one.

November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (1) November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (2) November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (3) November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (4) November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (5) November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (6)

And of course a horse drawn wagon brought Santa and Mrs. Claus by.

November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (7) November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (8) November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (9) November 28, 2014 Holton's lighted Christmas Parade  (10)

I couldn’t get a very good picture, if you click on any picture to make it larger you might get a better look.

Saturday morning Son and Granddaughter went back to Topeka to meet with cousin and go to Kansas City, Missouri to an art museum. Daughter went as well. I knew she probably wouldn’t like it as well as everyone else.  I am not sure what all she was doing, but Son texted me and said she was making a kind of scene. I am glad I wasn’t there. Oh well.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a good weekend. Until next time:

Stay Safe and God Bless!

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