November 30

Because today is the last day of November and I don’t have much to chat about, except that I’m eating cocoapuffs with dried marshmallows and cinnamon rolls, fabulous breakfast by the way…


And because the year is flying by so quickly,


And because pink is the perfect color,


And because I am taking this entire week off of school,


And because I’m just plain old nice, I’m holding a give a way.



The winner will get a $25 gift certificate to use at Oh Nuts.
I’m holding this early so that you can use it for Christmas gifties or for making a wonderful holiday treats.

There are 3 ways to enter.


1. You can go to the Oh Nuts Hanukkah gifts page or to the Christmas Nuts Gift page. Choose your favorite Hanukkah Gift or Christmas Gift and leave me a comment with the name and url of the gift they you love the most.
2. You can go to the oh nuts facebook page become a fan and post on the wall the url and name of their favorite  Hanukkah Gift or Christmas Gift. Make sure you  write “I am here via “Chocolatechic’s blog”, don’t forget to leave a comment on here to let me know you have become a fan.
3. Follow @ohnuts and Tweet
” Win a free Hanukkah/Christmas Gift from Follow @ohnuts & Retweet to enter.

This give away will end on Thursday December 3rd at 7pm EST, where I and my friend ‘Random Number Generator’ will pick the lucky winner.

November 27

Today is Black Friday, Internet and I’m nosy.

I’m not shopping early, but I sure hope that all of you that are, are getting the best deals you can imagine.

Dad smoked a turkey, and it was the best thing I ate yesterday.   It was just fabulous.

Today I want to know what was the best thing you ate yesterday, and are you still stuffed today?


November 25

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.


Today I am baking, cooking and cleaning up, so that I can spend tomorrow fellowshipping with my family.


I am so thankful for my family.  For all that they give to me, for all that they bring to my personal table.


I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with fun, food, family and laughter.


See you Friday.


November 24

The end of last week, the youth leader of our church bagged a wild turkey and brought it to us.

Wild turkey.

How in the world does one fix a wild turkey, because Internet…they are the scrawniest looking things!

See!  Scrawny.

First I brined it for about 24 hours.   I really think this was key.

Then I plopped this wee 8½ little lady down on some carrot and potato.

Gave it the salt and pepper treatment.

Since the poor thing was skinless, I gave her some skin.

In the form of pork.

Oh!  How I love pork!

Then I roasted it for 15 minutes per pound at 350º.

It was tender, juicy and not in the least bit gamey.

I feel like Laura Ingalls Wilder.