Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Allium sativum

 I was thrilled today to get this gift from my mother-in-law.  It's a terracotta jug full of her home-grown Allium sativum, a member of the onion genus,  known to most of us as garlic.

 I was hoping she had some for me this year.  I don't get it every year (depends on the success of her planting), so I was thrilled to have some  again this winter for cold-weather culinary concoctions. Almost all meat dishes taste better with my MIL's home-grown garlic!  This amount will last me all winter.

I bet most of you are busy in the kitchen preparing for the big feast.  This year we are going out for Thanksgiving so I don't have to cook a single thing--and---there is no cleanup. Zero! Zilch!Nada! 

Hey, stop throwing those raw giblets at me!!  This is the first year we have done this and we are really looking forward to it. 

I actually like to cook the turkey, etc. and I plan to do so later. I already have a turkey in the freezer. I may just save it for Christmas day.

Here's wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Hey Zoey I am meeting a friend and we are going to another friend's in Indiana and literally eating out. Hey it's just another day for me. :) Have a nice day.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. I'm actually staying home this year and cooking for the first time in years and I'm thrilled. I guess change is nice , isn't it?
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Hi Zoey, Have a Happy Thanksgiving eating out. I'm eating out at my daughter's so I don't have to cook either, except to make a salad. All my family will be there except my oldest grandson and his fiance who live in Michigan.

  4. Cher,
    Sounds like a great way to enjoy the holiday! :)

    I do love to cook the whole turkey, etc. and I plan do it in December. Yes, change is wonderful! Otherwise life gets too dull.

    I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.

  5. I am WAY more envious of your garlic than your day off! My sister usually gives me some, but I haven't seen any this year! And my neighbor is hoarding ....
    I would NEVER pitch giblets at you, my friend!
    Happy dining tomorrow!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving Zoey. Since we celebrated more than a month ago, I am totally ready for turkey again. I will be roasting one for Christmas..for sure!
    Enjoy your garlic!

  7. Hi Zoey...We did that last year, when my DIL was recovering from surgery. It was so nice...lots of families were at the Mom a break. Have a wonderful time.

  8. Can I join you for dinner tomorrow? I am so pooped from today's preparations I may not make it to the kitchen tomorrow.
    Wait there's that pumpkin mousse cheesecake . . guess I will make it.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. I grew garlic a few years ago and still have bulbs hanging up in the kitchen-they looked okay from the outside-will have to check to see if they are dried out.
    We went out to dinner for Thanksgiving once-and my FIL choked on lettuce or something. We get invited once in a blue moon to the family's home. I think I can make it under $20, so I'm happy.
    Have a great Thanksgiving dinner!

  10. Enjoy your meal out! We do it every year, I love it! Can't wait to see what you do with your garlic!

  11. Zoey, I haven't been to any blogs since Bloomin Tuesday ended. My life is not my own right now but the kids found a house and will be leaving my house in january. Great uses for your burlap rol. Love the tote idea! Your hydrangea tree is soo pretty! Putting it in the sled was a perfect choice. Love the bears and the pics too. A belated Happy Birthday to you! Jean


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