It was really great to be at church this morning.
I went early to the upscale grocery store just past church
to buy some gourmet chocolate bars for a birthday gift
and then to church...
My friend Photini and I had lunch afterwards,
that was really nice; brunch in the sunshine...
I dropped off my boots to be fixed...
I hope they are fixed (i.e. without nails) correctly...
I want the heels fixed and a need a new zipper slide...
the home, rested, read, did a bit of online Christmas shopping,
had hot chocolate and one of my Mom's
Chocolate Revel Bars and then vespers
and then dinner at home.
My mind is full of Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating...
and lists, like on Monday Clean Bathrooms and and make my Mom's chili
(I am craving it!) and so forth...
by Wednesday, set up table and all serving dishes.
And make some food I hope.
I am thinking of making an apple crisp in this lovely
new to me straight from IKEA white Made in France
And I want to make the Cranberry and Yam dish
AND mashed potatoes...
About the apple crisp... I found this recipe...
and have this question:
Do you think I can make this vegan (and still have it taste great)
with coconut cream for the 1/4 cup thick cream + vegan margarine?
I know I have used coconut oil and been amazed at how 'buttery' the final product tastes...
I am thinking of having this for Thanksgiving (with full dairy French Vanilla Ice Cream)
but then (as the next day is Friday + the beginning of the Nativity Fast)
having it warmed up to finish on Friday...
Any thoughts on that?
I've been listening to this song on repeat today,
it's really beautiful
My Husband already did a lot of office rearranging so that
he can have the new Billy Bookshelf with Doors (!) in his office...
He did a lot of work!
I hope you all had a good day; or at least, a moment of peace,
or a ray of sunlight or a reminder that God's mercy is deep
and His mercy and His love never fails.