You will never guess what happened this past week. They finished my main bathroom and I have a taller toilet now. That is exciting. They also painted the room and put in a new floor. The shower is in great shape and so is the sink. Other than grandchildren, who really preferred grandma and grandpa's potty and shower, that room was not used a lot.

Then they removed the floor in the utility room, it has been painted and now is waiting my son-in-law to return from flying and put my washer, dryer and deep freeze back in place.

That means only one thing and I am really excited. I have only one room left to redo and that is my bathroom. When that is finished every room in my house is new. The bathroom is a major overhaul with new toilet, shower, sink and new tile on the walls and the floors.

Then if that is not exciting enough I found a couch at Brown's furniture in Blue Springs and it will be delivered on Tuesday. I can now start putting pictures back on the walls, hanging new blinds and curtains and adding my personal touches. I am happy and very, very excited.

With the weather getting so cold we will probably wait to add the new siding until spring so I have to be contented with the inside and just be patient for the outside to be finished.

With the weather being so cold I am pretty much a stay at home most of the time. That makes me try new recipes and remember some old ones.

Blueberry Green Grape Dessert

2 1/2 lbs, seedless green grapes 2 cups blueberries 1 1/4 quarts sour cream 2 tablespoons vanilla 1 pound brown sugar Mix grapes and blueberries with sour cream and vanilla. Place in baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar on top. Set dish in pan of crushed ice and place under broiler. Cook until sugar is caramelized. Cool, then chill. The same ingredients can be used uncooked and served in parfait glasses as cool summer desserts. Serves 12 so you my cut down the totals of ingredients for less people.

Cranapple Delight

3 to 4 tart apples 2 cups raw cranberries 3/4 to 1 cup sugar 3 to 4 tablespoons water

Topping 3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal 1/4 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2cup chopped pecans 1/2 pound butter, melted Mix dry ingredients. Add melted butter. Spread topping over frit. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. This is a nice alternative to plain cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving turkey. Great with cool whip or ice cream.

Don't forget to PRAISE the LORD on Thanksgiving Day for all the wonderful things HE has done for each of us the past year. Have a great holiday and I will see you next week.

Dixie Ryan lives in Odessa and enjoys sharing her recipes with readers.