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November 1, 2014
Happy First Day of November! What a special month this is -- birthdays, National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, upcoming holidays, first snow. Woohoo! As you know by now, (and if you're a new visitor, it will become apparent!) we like to celebrate things here so in order to celebrate this most special day, here is a picture of our first pumpkin pie of the season, handmade by the Snoopynut, complete with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Yummm!!!
November 7, 2014
Happy Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day!
(Welcome back, Missy!)
Things are going swimmingly here in Snoopynutland! The leaves have all been taken care of; a lot simpler these days with our new lawn mower. Very minimal raking. We haven't had any snow yet but it's a'comin'! I say that but we really can't count on snow every year or even every Christmas anymore. Typically we receive about 180" of snow a year starting in late November/early December, getting the lion's share in December. We usually have several feet on the ground by Christmas. But about 4 years ago we not only had a green Christmas but a green New Year's, green Valentine's Day, green St. Patrick's Day and green Easter! Highly HIGHLY unusual. But that was our third green Christmas in the 20+ years we have been here. Good thing there's no global warming. ;)
Just one little pressie for you today and that is a quote from Richard Gere who has a huge fan in the snoopynut. He grew up in North Syracuse and we pass his high school every week! We're proud of you, Mr. Gere!
"I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe."
November 13, 2014
Belated Happy Birthday to me!
And an Early Happy Birthday to Mr. Snoopynut
Whose Birthday is Tomorrow!
They say it's your birthday...it's my birthday, too!
All in all, a pretty perfect day. Sun was shining, roads were dry, (whew...can't always say that this time of year) and excellent company! Thank you for a wonderful day, sweetie! Bet you can't wait for yours tomorrow. ;)
November 27, 2014
We apologize for not updating in a couple of weeks. When Santa letter season arrives, as well as all our holiday preparations, it gets a little crazy around here!
We woke up to an inch of snow today, just enough to make everything a pristine white. We got about 10 inches last week from the storm that crippled Buffalo but it only took a couple of days, (one being 65 degrees) to melt all that. So here we go again, we're ready for you Old Man Winter! I think.... :P
Looking very much forward to this holiday season. Our trip to Santa's Workshop looks to be a fun one, staying at a rented vacation home with mountain views only 5 miles from North Pole; Lights on the Lake on Onondaga Lake; visiting Hafner's; the Everson Museum of Art's Festival of Trees and perhaps a visit to our friends up north, Gananoque and Kingston in Ontario, Canada. We always love going up there during the holidays!
Below, you will see an image of Snoopy's idea of a great Thanksgiving meal. We have always wanted to do this but the lure of Quorn cutlets and gravy, my mom's stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes, peas, rolls, squash, cranberry sauce and wine never seem to let us! ;) Cheers!
We really had a grand day yesterday and we hope you did, too! Our day started as many Americans' did, by watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We initially weren't going to be able to watch it because we had two things recording on the DVR and one went until 10am. (The parade started at 9am.) But when 10am arrived, I thought, what the heck, we can at least see some of it. As soon as we turned it on, there was the Snoopy balloon! Omagoonus!!! Something else I had hoped to see was a local band who had been invited to participate, the Baldwinsville High School band, and guess what? They were on right after Snoopy!! The timing!! :O We also got to see the Hello Kitty balloon AND the Paddington Bear balloon. Woohoo!
After the parade and before cooking started, we took Bradley out for a walk in the woods on the fresh 1-2 inches of snow we'd gotten. Bradley loves the snow and in these pictures, he is trying to drag a gigantic branch around the yard! I also noticed a funny candy cane tree. :)
The Big Food Day was splendid, as always. We have been asked before, what do vegetarians have for Thanksgiving? We have what everyone else has, of course, minus the dead bird! The Thanksgiving feast is celebrating the harvest not the hunt, after all. :)
Quorn cutlets with a flavorful brown vegan gravy, (made with vegetable broth instead of animal fat)
Or Hello Kitty or Paddington! :( What a huge coincidence that I had mentioned all of them yesterday! Can you imagine? My day would have been completely different had they succeeded. :/
November 29, 2014
The Plot Against Snoopy!
December 14, 2014
As always, it's been a busy time of year in the Snoopynut household! We just finished up our Santa letters yesterday to be mailed this week. Got the Christmas cards all ready to go and also had a successful showing at a craft fair in our town! This was the first Santa's Toy Workshop and Craft Fair during our town's annual Christmas festivities held the first week of the month and the fair was inside the new theater in town. This theater has been there as long as we've lived here which is 25 years, but has never been a theater. It was always just a rundown rickety old building occupied with one odd business or another. It was bought and renovated recently and now they have movies, shows and conventions there. So here are some pictures of the theater before and after and then us at the craft fair!
December 15, 2014
We went to the Festival of Trees at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse yesterday and took a few pics for you to enjoy vicariously! ;) Happy Holidays, everyone!