Turkey in a Cooker

e200_rightThank goodness Thanksgiving is over, the leftovers eaten, and life is back to normal.

Oh dear, did we just experience Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday? Has your holiday shopping begun?

I had hoped to travel to Dallas and join my siblings and their families for an extended Thanksgiving. But, things did not work out, and so my Thanksgiving was a small affair here at home. Nice, but Thanksgiving is not the same without brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, Southern cousins, and kids galore.

It’s quiet.

I missed out on the turkey prepared on the grill in a slow cooker. My brother-in-law, Bob, always cooks his turkey on the grill, real slow. He says his mom cooked it that way when he was growing up.

The turkey always turns out moist and tasty.

I won’t bore you with his recipe. You can find one online. But I will tell you about the experience. Mind you, I don’t chop the vegetables, prepare the bird, or do anything that would suggest that I am a cook. I am an eater, that is my job, and I take it seriously with multiple helpings of everything.

During the preparation, I move back and forth between the football games and the grill and catch up on old times, smelling the rich aroma of the steaming bird, making do on an olive and a celery stick.

The anticipation for next year’s bird is killing me.

Here’s hoping your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

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Are you Blue?

Traditions Home wants to know:

Are you blue?

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my baby’s got blue eyes

You’ve got personality

A Personality Color Code tells you that if you are, then you are true, passionate, and creative. The other personality colors are red, yellow, and white, allowing no possibility of the many shades and hues that fill up the rainbow of colors our world is filled with. Nor, does the code allow for the many shades of grey and white.

Maybe, your baby’s got blue eyes.

Maybe blue reminds you of the ocean waves and the deep blue sea, or the blue sky on a mountain side. Maybe blue is your favorite flower or the color of your true love’s eyes. Maybe, your baby’s got blue eyes. And maybe you like the way it rhymes with “you”.

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The color code may not be accurate, but it makes us curious to wonder what pseudo-psychologist say about our blue fascination. No Rorshach test here.

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Blues are steady as the waves, ordered as the tides and enduring as the ocean. Blues love with a deep passion. They are the well-spring of our society, creators of our culture, ones who foster home and love. They are loyal and true blue in the most trying circumstances, even when clouds turn the skies grey. They strive to be the very best.

If your are blue, we have the perfect room for you.

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And the perfect sofa

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The Century Furniture, Made To Measure One Sofa, 10-50. Details: Fabric: 71317-59, 2 toss pillows (20×20) 20552L58, VIP Mitered Box Design w/BR163-56 on Front Side of Back Cushions & Top Side of Seat Cushions, BR163-56 at Base of Skirt, Spring Down – STD, Track Arm Straight Cushion, Loose Pillow Back, Welted, Waterfall Skirt.

Made to Measure by Century Furniture means choice – 13 custom arm options, including the Track Arm (shown), 5 custom leg and base options, including Waterfall Skirt (shown), 7 seat and cushion options, and thousands of beautiful Century fabrics.

Las Vegas Traditions

The top tradition in Las Vegas has to be getting married. The best day to marry in English tradition is Wednesday, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday for health, Thursday or Friday if you only have the weekend to honeymoon.

Any day is a good day in Vegas unless you are losing.

Closely following the tradition of getting married is getting divorced. Hey, brides, maybe you forgot to tuck a sugar cube into your glove, a Greek tradition which will sweeten your years together.

 

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Stressless in Las Vegas

 

After that it is walking the Vegas Strip at any time of day. Whether it is the fountains at Bellagio and the Mirage volcano, Wynn billboard (the Wynn has a fountain show too, nicely choreographed to the music and billboard), or watch the crazy mass of people that floods the street.

It is always Showtime. Catch a street performer at night, or early in the morning, observe the other side of Vegas when joggers and the homeless share the sidewalks. Something Hunter S. Thompson must have often done.

And if you have some loose change in your pockets, the doors to the casinos are always open. Vegas is a city that never sleeps. And, if you can’t sleep, then relax in a Stressless recliner.

Next to that, pool side at the Venetian.

 

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Last Chance Stickley

Last chance to buy Stickley at 2015 prices.

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There is not much more to say, but that Stickley is simply beautiful. Oh yes, and for a limited time the Harvey Ellis rocker (available in oak and cherry with any grade 3 leather seat) can be purchased for $799.

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Harvey Ellis rocker

And what if you want to seat two? Get the Harvey Ellis Settee in cherry for $1499.

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Harvee Ellis Settee

While we are on the subject of seating, what do you do for the heart of your home. Take a look at this. Gather round the distinctive new Gathering island or sit on the Highlands Sectional Sofa, put your feet gently on the matching square Highlands cocktail table, or claim the Highlands chair and ottoman all to yourself. I thought you’d never ask. The rug, Monterey Grove.

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Highlands Living Room

 

 

Have we given you enough to dream about? Dream on…

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Oak Knoll Spindle bed, master dresser, night stand

This collection is solid wild black cherry, with blackwood accents. It is the new Pasadena Bungalow bedroom. Did you ask? The rug is Monterey Mist.

Tomorrow is another day, and we dine at the Exeter dining table in solid cherry or mahogany, seated at the Manchester hostess chairs with the Classic Display Cabinet looking on.

 

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Exeter dining table, Manchester chairs, and Classic display cabinet

There are many names for it – the study, lounge, library, even the family room. Somewhere that is a little less formal, and one can have a quiet moment of peace. Stickley says, “Make each day feel like the weekend.” Choose the Chicago sofa, pair it up with the Gathering Island, or make it a sectional.

 

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Chicago sofa

You can read all about the Stickley Sale, where it is your last chance to buy Stickley at 2015 prices from the comfort of the Bustle Back Arm Morris Recliner, available at the special price of $2799.

 

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Something original, Bustle Back Bow Arm Morris Recliner