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Minutes – November 19


Praying for

  • Dad, who, in his own words is “Bored Out of My Skull”.
  • Mom, who is holding up GREAT!!
  • DirtBike, who is struggling with school and who needs more help with learning than we are able to provide
  • the right education specialist for DirtBike, that we find one!
Grateful for
  • Thanksgiving with my family
  • work that is steady, challenging and interesting, all at the same time


It’s still good!  I’m back below my scream weight, back to normal!


Creative Cooking this week. First, I’m participating in a Chili Cookoff Tomorrow.  Last year I made vegetarian chili, and won second place.  I’m still bringing a pot of non meat chili for the vegetarians in the office to enjoy, but I’ve also found an award-winning chili master willing to share her  recipe, and I have high hopes.

Secondly, I made the Best Cranberry Sauce Ever.  E.V.E.R.  Just one small ingredient to the pan and WOW!! It’s amazing.

Finally, I tried a new recipe for Spicy Butternut Soup. I made a huge batch and it’s on the menu this week.


  • Spicy Butternut Soup
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Chili
  • Thanksgiving Day – Brined, Roasted Turkey, Apricot Ginger Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans with Caramelized Scallions and Mushrooms, Stuffing, Pumpkin Pie


That’s me and Kips the engineer who works for me, right after our annual company Turkey Bowl Flag Football Total World Domination Game.  We’re taking Pies in the Face for the bounty on our heads.  Yes, the bounty on our heads.  Much betting, trash talking, wagering and placing of bounties occurs around the office in the week leading up to the game.  All monies are donated to charity.  With the company match, we raised $6,000 this year!  And in case you’re wondering, no I did NOT play football.  I was the referee!! (Thanks to Tim May for the picture. I snagged it off your site, Friend!)

::looking ahead

Time off of work – Three and a half days of time with my family. Thanksgiving!  I can not wait to see my parents – and Dad is looking forward to the distraction.  His doctor says he can sit at the table for dinner!  Yeah! No school for the boys this week, and both girls will be coming home for the holiday.  We’ll go to the Parade of Lights on Friday, a long-standing family tradition. Mr. Pea and the Boys cut down four trees this past weekend and next Saturday will be spent cutting down more dead trees to prepare for Christmas bonfires.

Linking up at Suscipio – come join us!

 Record the Minutes.  Keep the Faith.

EMail Anglea Pea

8 thoughts on “Minutes – November 19

  1. I was wondering how World Domination was determined, and now I know! What a fun group you have. Congratulations on your fund-raising – that’s just awesome.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Angela. It looks like it’s going to be a lovely holiday for you and yours.

  2. Oh my, your recipes strike me as labor-intensive. I have to admire you for that 🙂 I bet they are delicious, too. I will help you pray for your dad (that’s a catchy phrase – “bored out of my skull”) and DirtBike. Surely God has many wonderful things in store for both of them. Have a good week!

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