Making Thanksgiving Unique

There’s a joy in making every meal a matter of great taste, most especially Thanksgiving dinner with all its traditions. The 2020 holidays will most certainly look like no other, and for many of us it will mean a much smaller gathering. I come from a large family, and am used to cooking for dozens. There will be something elegant in prepping for an intimate group. As this year’s holiday menu has been drafted, I look forward to deviating from tradition, and will let you in on a secret….. I purchased a 7-Layer Caramel Cake from Caroline’s Cakes since, I didn’t have time to bake. I know what many of you traditionalist are thinking …… she couldn’t bake her own cake. But, I cannot tell you how liberating it felt when I arrived home from running errands over the weekend and saw boxes sitting on the counter. Whew… that’s definitely how you start the holiday by purchasing a few items, as well as making and baking a few.

Gather round to give thanks for family, friends, health, and happiness!!!

Last Chance to Visit the NGA

We are eight months into this pandemic and life continues to become more unnerving each day. As an educator visiting art galleries has become an important diversion for those of us who must have a weekly dose of paintings, sculptures, and music to stay focused and centered.

I couldn’t believe an email I received this afternoon indicating the National Gallery of Art will be closing [again] to the public on Saturday, November 21 out of caution and the response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region, which I totally understand and agree with wholeheartedly.

I’m so looking forward to 2021 with hopes the new year will bring the opportunity to start anew. Luckily, a few of us were able to visit the National Gallery in October, and took photos to peruse until we can once again return.

1} Place du Carrousel, Paris by Camille Pissarro, oil of canvas, 1900 2} The Japanese Footbridge by Claude Monet, oil on canvas, 1899 3} Boulevard des Italiens, Morning, Sunlight by Camille Pissarro, oil on canvas, 1897 4} Masked Ball at the Opera by Edouard Manet, oil on canvas, 1873 5} Fruit, Jug, and a Glass by Jean Simeon Chardin, oil on canvas, 1726/1728.

Check out the link to the National Gallery of Art Blog

Stay safe and enjoy,