Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving & Stuff!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

It's been such a busy week here...

I have not been painting or creating, or even re-arranging anything...

I have been elbow-deep in stuff.

Stuff and more stuff.

I could probably write a Dr. Suess-ish rhyme about it...if I had the energy!

Mr. B. is finally giving up his one-time-leather-shop-turned-storage-space in downtown Sikeston.

Huge space; a building from the turn of the (20th) century...

Way past time to sort through all the stuff and move on.

More stuff than you can imagine...the kind of stuff American Pickers like to dig through.

(Love that show!)

Guy stuff, mostly.

The kind I have no problem tossing, which is probably why most of the sorting is being

done by Mr. B. and the boys, Jonathan and Neil.

So, for the most part, I've been sweeping and picking up (known) trash, and watching.

We're opening the doors Friday for a sale...

Black Friday.

Do you like having garage/rummage/yard sales?

Before I was married, I had never had, been a part of, or even attended a garage sale.

I don't think I'd even heard of them.

My family had never gotten rid of anything, hence a lot of the stuff

I still have...(which is a good thing, in a lot of ways, being that it is mostly Girl Stuff ~ ;^)

But my Mother-in-Law at the time, Grandma Dorothy

 (whose birthday was yesterday, in Heaven), loved them.

She called them rummage sales, though.

I think she mainly liked all her daughters-in-law getting together,

and visiting with the people who came to the sale.

I was always amazed at what people bought, and the seemingly-required

haggling that went with it...

Grandma Dorothy loved getting right in the middle of it, bless her.

I, for one, will be glad when Friday is over!

Dorothy Ziegenhorn Pratt, my "Big Kids'" Grandma...
and a very dear lady...


In the meantime, we are having Thanksgiving Dinner at our house as well.

Good thing Mr. B. likes to cook...

I'm sharing my favorite thing that he makes...

Pink Stuff.

My Grandma Launius used to make it, too, and we called it Pink Stuff then, as well.

I think it actually has a pretty name,

Paradise Salad, or Ambrosia, or something divine-sounding.

But "Pink Stuff" it has always been, around here.

I could eat the whole batch, honestly.

It is that good.



1 (20 ounce) can no-sugar-added cherry pie filling

1 (20 ounce) can chunk pineapple, drained

  16 ounces whipped topping

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Place in a pretty bowl (garnish with a few maraschino cherries if desired) and enjoy!

Serves 8-10

Or one.
And, I just found this clipping of my Mom's...look at the date!

 I have never tried either of them,

so I don't know if it really is the "Throwed Rolls" recipe or the

Pasta House Salad...they both sound really good right now, though!

(Lambert's Cafe, "Home of the Throwed Roll" has been in Sikeston for 70 years, since 1942 ~ )
Wishing you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving!



  1. Have a lovely Thanksgiving and great luck for the sale Friday!

  2. From my nest to yours Anne, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
    I don't like having garage sales because I never make any money but I love going to them-in fact it is a weekly tradition with a friend of mine.
    Hugs, Noreen

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Anne! I'll be glad for you when Friday is over, too!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you Anne! Have fun eating lots of "pink" stuff and all the other yumminess that goes along with it. ~Blessings to You and yours..

  5. I wish I could hep you. With stuff. Or eating stuff ahahahahah
    Happy Thanksgiving, Dear!

    "I'm sending you a bouquet of all my love and a garland of my warmest wishes. May you wake up every morning with a smile on your lips, a twinkle in your eyes and a heart filled with thanks. Have a Happy Thanksgiving day. "

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! I love that vintage card picture!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!! We had ours in October up her in Canada but I also celebrate it again in November as my grandmother was born in the USA. I'm cooking a turkey dinner with all the trimmings:) Any excuse to have turkey...LOL That Pink Stuff might be on the menu too...looks yummy.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

    Anne, I hope everything goes well for your sale on Friday--I know it's a lot of work getting ready for it--Which is why I'm not one to have a yard sale--I've had a couple and did okay, but got discouraged when each time someone tried to steal something that I would have given them if they'd asked.

    I do hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving and are able to relax before Friday!! Thank-you again for always leaving such lovely comments on my blog and for your friendship!

    Take care!!

  9. Too bad you didn't post your Pink stuff earlier!! I make Green stuff with cottage cheese and green jello. This would make a nice change!!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving, Anne. I love your post today. That PINK STUFF sounds like something my grands would just adore- xo Diana

  11. Nice post. Have a very happy thanksgiving.

  12. Hi Anne,
    Thanksgiving is a nice moment to gather with the family. I wish you and yours (and the kitties) a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  13. Dear - sounds like your stuff might be interesting if it is the stuff American Pickers like (watch that show all the time - very entertaining) - as for the Pink stuff - I love it - I will stop over after I have stuffed myself on other things (LOL)- Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! xo Pix

  14. Thank you for the recipes! Since loving the movie "The Help" I wondered what Ambrosia was? I thought it was a cocktail lolol I will be trying this THANKYOU!
    Happy Thanksgiving and peace to all...♥Debi in Canada

  15. OMG..Pink Stuff..It's been around forever..Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours..

  16. Happy Thanksgiving Anne!!! Enjoy your day♥

  17. So... we're not the only ones who call the Pink Stuff, the Pink Stuff. Hmmmmm.... I just thought we didn't know it's proper name.

  18. Happy Thanksgiving!!
    I couldn't even read your recipe for Pink Stuff because I am not eating sugar for a while....I remember my grandma making it and boy how I loved it!

  19. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Anne! Wishing you great success at your Sale!<3

  20. Have fun on your sale on Friday!
    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!!

  21. Oh, I have missed visiting you, dear friend!! Grandma Dorothy is beautiful..
    I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful...and wow, that pink stuff makes me want to dive into it...YUM!
    I will try fun!
    Now to catch up with your posts....
    (Blogger has been comments getting erased...)
    Have a splendid weekend!!
    - Irina :)

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  23. What a great idea to have a garage sale on black Friday....I pray it goes well. I love pink is a given at all holiday meals. YUM. :)

  24. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Lovely post!!

  25. Love the photos of your dear Mother-in-law and your sweet recipes, Anne! I feel for you having to sort through all the 'stuff'. I know it is a lot of work. I like going to garage sales once in a while, but I have never had one. We live too 'far out' for anyone to come, so we just donate to Goodwill. Enjoy your post Thanksgiving weekend! xx

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  27. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your well wishes. I very much appreciate your thoughts and that I'm not alone in searching through life and my walk with the Lord. Also, I'm thankful you survived breast cancer.
    I so loved your Halloween background and header photo that I miss it. But, the fall decor is great too. I noticed the glow in the typewriter matches the color scheme - did you retake that photo? I can't imagine having the cat retake it!
    Enjoyed your Thanksgiving post the other day when I got it by email. I half-pondered fixing the pink stuff. Sounds yummy. Loved the old photos and the Throwed Rolls ... thanks again, take care, Jenn


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