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I’m A Bad Blogger And Happy Thanksgiving!

Over baked pumpkin spice bundt cakes with cream cheese glaze made for Thanksgiving meal for Senior Citizens at our local church sponsored by the 88th Precinct Community Affairs division

I realized I haven’t posted anything since November 3, OMG, time has completely slipped away. I have to catch up and reply to comments as well. Several things have gotten in the way of blogging, no excuse really. First of all work has been so busy, I haven’t had time to cook or at least cook anything new. The other problem is that my oven is barely working. I swore after the last time it broke and I had to replace the mother board (for the 3rd time) I had a DNR in place. Only half of the oven heats, the door won’t close all the way and everything I’ve attempted to bake hasn’t really turned out very well. Stovetop works but I have been so incredibly busy I have barely cooked or really cooked anything noteworthy. I had committed to bake for a very special Thanksgiving meal for Senior’s sponsored by our local police dept. The cake was over baked which is why I put the glaze on it hoping it wouldn’t choke a senior. The pies actually turned out pretty well, was so happy about that.

I have a new stove coming in the next few weeks. I chose the Samsung 30″ slide in with convection and 5 burners, also getting a new hood and putting in a new backsplash. I have so much baking to do for the holidays, the stove better get here soon.

Samsung gas stove photo from the internet

So until I have my new stove I’m afraid that posts will be few and far between. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I know you are all getting ready for the holiday season, decorating, planning, cooking. This is my favorite time of year. Say a little prayer my stove gets here soon so I can get cooking again!

See what my oven does, made rolls for Thanksgiving, some cooked some didn’t, but I tried.

Baked a pumpkin pie, had to leave it in longer than I should have, rotating the pie was hard. It cracked so I made some little leaves and pumpkins and covered the crack.

Percy looking freaked out in black and white on Halloween.

Riding in style

Look what my friend made for Percy he has an Etsy shop @custompetpawtraits.etsy.com

21 Comments Post a comment
  1. Welcome back 😀
    I hear you, I think, that my not old oven did break too. First the blowing air inside and then the thermostat, I think. It is not more than 4 years old, so I feel bad for that. I don’t know, if it is worth getting repaired or just save for a new one.

    November 25, 2017
    • Hi Irene, well my stove has been repaired at least 6 times and is 13 years old. Yours is only 4 years old but honestly if the repair is costly I would get a new stove. Thank you so much.

      November 25, 2017
  2. So good to see you! Love the stocking for Percy!

    November 25, 2017
  3. Very happy belated thanksgiving to you and Percy! That looks like a serious oven you’ve ordered – I hope you enjoy it when it arrives. Your pumpkin pie is very artistic and looks delicious too and Percy is looking incredibly pleased with himself. Hugo and Java send their love.

    November 25, 2017
  4. Love the stocking! Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 25, 2017
  5. Happy to hear you’re at least well even if you have been too busy to blog recently Suzanne. Where will you and Percy be going for Christmas or perhaps you’ll be staying at home.I can imagine you’re going to be busy right up until the last minute.
    Sending Hugs Galore xxx

    November 25, 2017
  6. What a funny post! ( well, not too funny, because there’s not much worse than a bad oven.) Does your new oven come with a built in thermometer? I only recently figured out that mine did and it’s such a great invention! Happy holidays!

    November 25, 2017
  7. Good to see you back. hope that oven arrives soon it is no fun trying to cook when your oven does not do its job. Cute stoking for a handsome Percy.

    November 26, 2017
  8. Oh you haven’t been gone that long! I took a six-week break without even realizing I had been gone that long earlier. I got a new 5-burner stove/oven/convection unit with a built-in temperature probe, which is pretty cool. I haven’t figured out the convection part of it yet, but I’m certainly loving it! The five burners are all different sizes for different purposes, which I adore. Especially the huge “quick boil” burner, which heated up my huge pot of chicken carcasses for chicken stock beautifully! Have fun with your new appliance!

    November 26, 2017
  9. Happy to see you back, Suzanne. I like your creativity with both the cake and pie. If you can’t beat them, join them, right? It’s obvious Percy likes going for a car ride. He’s adorable. ❤

    November 26, 2017
  10. Congrats on the new oven on the way! It looks like a beauty. I’ve bought all the ingredients to make your fruitcake again this year. :))

    November 27, 2017
  11. I cannot wait to see what you make first with your new stove!

    November 27, 2017
  12. Suzanne I love the new oven, can’t wait to see pictures of it with the new backsplash, just how exciting!!! I hope your Thanksgiving was great, take care and enjoy!! Cheers!1 xoxo

    November 27, 2017
  13. Welcome back to the blogosphere, Suzanne. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. What a wonderful cause you chose as an expression of your gratitude. Everything looked delicious to me. I know you must be biting your nails about getting the new stove in place. Wishing you a peaceful new week. Hugs.

    November 27, 2017
  14. Glad you’re back at it Suzanne (even if it’s intermittent). And the last thing I would call you is a “Bad Blogger!” You’ve been at it forever and have sent out so many well crafted complicated recipes as well as simpler ones. And– cool that you cooked for the Seniors– I’m sure they loved that pie!! Hoping with you for a quick oven delivery!! Hugs to you and Percy!

    November 29, 2017
  15. Wow, that new oven is a beauty just like Mr. Percy. I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving. I’d love a piece of that pie!

    November 30, 2017
  16. Welcome back Suzanne, some times we struggle to find time in blogging in this busy life. The best way I choose is one step back and two steps in front. 😊 Hope to see many more amazing bakes from your new oven. And Percy looks so Cute!!

    November 30, 2017
  17. Oh dear I know what you mean. I keep taking such breaks from blogging – somehow everything else becomes priority. Good that you do keep coming back to the posts 🙂

    December 4, 2017

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