It got really cold last night. The proof is in the fact that the chicken's water was frozen. I'm currently trying to decide when would be the appropriate time to get my heated dog bowl out and fill it with water. For now the chickens are still going outside so I'm thinking perhaps when they start holing up in the pen will be the time to plug the waterer in.
I came back in the house and got started on the day. First I made some oatmeal with cinnamon for breakfast and then started on the Thanksgiving Egg Casserole. Finally!! I'd been talking about making one for a week. Since discussing egg casseroles, Hubby and I have run into 3 people who had never heard of freezing egg casseroles. Hey, I've done it for years. Right now mine is sitting in the frig like the recipe dictates. I will then just put it in the freezer. Twenty-four to 48 hours before I need the casserole I'll pull it out of the freezer and put it in the refrigerator to thaw. When I'm ready to bake I just take the lid off and put it in the oven as if I'd made it that very day!! You can freeze the casserole after baking but it tastes ever-so-fresh-baked if you freeze it, then bake it. Try it - it's wonderful!! I've been doing this now for 30 years so I can officially say it works perfectly. If you're having company this holiday season it really gives you a break, especially the day after when you're most likely exhausted; but you still feel like you're doing something special for your company and trust me - you are!!!