Jones: Party of one

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In only hours 2015 will be but a memory and a brand New Year will be launched.

Tonight I’ll be avoiding all people, parties and primping – opting instead I’ll bundle up in my sweats with two dogs and a cat in front of the fire.  We will be watching a delicious new Netflix series entitled “Harper’s Island.”

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Cuttin’ the mustard–my crazy obsession

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As I tried to find a place in the refrigerator for the Thanksgiving leftovers, I made an unsettling discovery.  I’m pretty sure I have a mustard addiction.  I counted 16 half used bottles of mustard in a freaky collection that is clearly out of control.

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Freak out family at Thanksgiving

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No, I won’t be cooking this year even though I will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner thanks to Boulder Canyon Kettle Chips.  Yes, you read that right.  My Nashville son, William, arrived at our airiport with a complete Thanksgiving dinner in a bag….Kettle Chip bags.

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Things your mother never told you

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I’ve been hosting Thanksgiving dinner since 1977 when my mother passed away, leaving me to assume the role of “holiday hostess” – much to the chagrin of my poor taste-deprived family and guaranteeing me an annual nervous breakdown. How’s that for a run-on sentence? With less than two weeks to prepare I’d better get cracking.

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