Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Wednesday Medley

Howdy. It's been a while. I say that nearly every time I come here but that doesn't make it any less true.

Once upon a time I hosted a blog link up on Wednesdays. It was a warm and friendly group and we really got to know one another through this little mid-week party. When I retired The Wednesday Hodgepodge, a blog friend who had been participating for years picked up the baton and has carried on posting questions for bloggers to answer every Wednesday.

This is the first time I'm getting round to it, but I need to jump back in somewhere. Since random is my writing love language today feels like that day. If you'd like to play along visit Terri at A Friend From Florida for all the deets.

Here we go-

1. With the holidays coming, what is your most essential appliance to help you prepare for the celebrations?

I won't be cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year as we're celebrating the holiday with Daughter2's future in-laws. The groom's mama is a wonderful cook so I'm excited for turkey and all the fixins'. Do they say fixins' where you live? I like the word and it feels appropriate when we're discussing  Thanksgiving dinner. 

I will be cooking Christmas dinner in my own house this year, and there will also be an abundance of cookie baking happening in the weeks leading up to the big day. I'm going to say my range is my most essential appliance. I love it, particularly for baking. The confection setting allows me to bake six trays of cookies at the same time, and each tray is evenly cooked. No turning trays or shuffling pans around. Definitely a plus if you bake a lot of cookies. Or have a Daughter who bakes a lot of cookies. 

2. What is your favorite (clean) word?

Hodgepodge of course. 

3. Are you a good judge of character?

I guess so. I'd like to think so anyway. I also think it's easy to misjudge people so I'm big on granting second chances to make a first impression. 

4. What is the last thing you took a picture of?

The view from the corner of my screened-in porch on a wet autumn day-

We love to eat out here, but that hasn't happened much lately. We've had a wet fall but it's still gorgeous and it's not snow so not complaining. 

5. Tomorrow, November 15th, is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. How do you intend to celebrate?

I guess I'll clean out my frig which is something that needs doing on a pretty regular basis. Actually my frig isn't too bad at the moment, so I think it might be more of a Clean Out Your Freezer kind of day here. 

6. Tell us something random about your week.

It's nice to see so many familiar 'faces' in the Wednesday Medley. Thanks Terri for keeping us moving forward! 


  1. It's good to see you, Joyce!

    Love that view!

    Yes, they say "fixins'" here in New Hampshire, too. A great word!

  2. Surprisingly, we have not had a very wet Fall but we have stored all the deck furniture for the season anyway. Have a great week!

  3. I think most of us said our ovens and like you, I do love my convection oven. I'd never had one until we built this house but it was "love at first use." Yes, think we're all glad that Terri picked up where you left off.

  4. Yes, it's good to see you here and again, I thank you for the tip on the gravy. I now have my turkey legs and ready to go next week. That's amazing that you can bake all those cookies at the same time.

  5. We've had so much rain this fall. I wish I could send it all to California where they need it.
    I too, will be cleaning out my fridge tomorrow!

  6. Fixins works in our house too! Thanks for joining in, Joyce!! I really miss you and your Hodgepodge! I'm happy to stand down if you decide to bring it back!! Seriously!! No competition. I am in awe of an oven that will take SIX cookie sheets at a time! Wow!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  7. Oh Joyce, I'm so glad you joined in! I hope you will keep joining us. It seems so right to have you here. :-) I love the view from your deck. Just beautiful. I think it's lovely that you don't have to make the Thanksgiving dinner and all the 'trimmings,' as we call it. And such a fun thing to bake cookies with daughters.

  8. So good to read your Hodgepodge/Medley answers today. I hope to rejoin next week.

  9. I love the view on your porch!! How beautiful! I would be spending a lot of time there as I am sure you do too. Love your answers! Have a nice week!

  10. Hello there! Good to see you here. Your convection oven sounds like a great resource for Christmas cooking. Hope the rest of your week is a good one.

  11. Good to know that Terri is taking it & running with it!!! I'm going to have to mark it on my calendar so I don't forget! :)
    I need to come & sit on your back porch, only not in winter...unless you have a fire going! :)