Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Did you know....

I have never been to a farm where Brussel sprouts grow so I was very surprised when Susan brought this home last night. We wanted to have fresh Brussel sprouts for Thanksgiving but I was expecting individual ones in a little bag.

I also did not know that they are part of the cabbage family; I guess I just never thought about it before.
The plants grow from seeds in seedbeds or greenhouses and are transferred to growing fields where they are harvested 90 to 180 days after planting. Each thick stalk can produce up to 3.1 pounds of sprouts.
French settlers brought them to Louisiana around 1800, followed by the first plantings in California in 1920 with significant production beginning around 1940. Currently, production in the U.S. comes from California, Skagit Vally, WA, and Long Island. NY.
I can't wait to eat them!

Happy Thanksgiving

I made this "corn stalk" for Susan to take to work today. I felt like I should tell you what it is suppose to be, just in case you could not tell. I think it would look more like corn if the jelly beans were not so bright and if I crunched the cupcakes together more. Also, I thought I had white cupcake wrappers, but it turns out that I only had gigantic white wrappers, not normal size ones, so my "corn" cupcakes have Halloween wrappers. Oh well, they were fun to make.
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with friends and family.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday 112310

It was not suppose to snow very much today according to the weatherman. It has been snowing most of the day at our house.

November Snow Storm

We received more snow than we typically do for the first snow storm of the year. Between Sunday afternoon and Tuesday morning we got a little more than 3 inches in areas not impacted by the wind.

The drifts are between 5 and 6 inches deep. Tillie is just thrilled. She has been racing around the yard all by herself, because Toby thinks she is crazy. We can barely get him outside to go potty.

It is very pretty. Now, if the wind would just go away! The police and state patrol have asked that people stay off the roads if they do not need to go anywhere, so I am staying put. I miss working, but have to admit that on days like this it is nice to stay indoors where it is warm.