Sunday, November 14, 2010

Readers, I need your help!

I'm trying to decide on a second pie for Thanksgiving.

I'm making a pie crust recipe that makes enough crust for two pies.

And cutting the recipe in half is unreasonable.

So, what pie (other than pumpkin, since that's the no-brainer) should I make?

Leave your answer in  the comments. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm a serious slacker

Since I have insomnia, I've been checking out some of blogger's newer features.  I found where you can read all the comments left on your blog in one location.

So, I was reading them and came across some classics.  I have some great friends--thanks to you all.

And then I came across several that had me confused.  So I checked out the original posting.

It was a list of ten things that make me ridiculously happy.

And I asked my readers (that's you) if any one would like to write their own list for me to post on my blog.

Several of you responded.

And I forgot all about it.

So, if you are still interested (or interested for the first time), let me know.  I will do it for real this time!

And, yeah, I still have a large stack of thank you cards that I never sent out from my wedding. 

Six years ago.

I love Thanksgiving

And the food.

Here's this year's line-up:

Roasted turkey, brined for about 24 hours.  Delicious!
Turkey gravy, made from the turkey drippings (that sounds yucky) instead of a brown powder.  My mom's coming and can help me figure out gravy once and for all.  (I'll have to write a separate post about the mauve gravy I made).
Homemade cranberry sauce.  It's actually so, so easy.  Who knew?
Mashed yukon gold potatoes.  With butter, sour cream, butter, salt, butter, pepper, butter, and butter.  Not lo-cal.
Homemade cornbread dressing, made from homemade cornbread.  Yum!
Glazed and candied sweet potatoes.  No nasty marshmallows, though.
Sauteed green beans with bacon, shallots, and sesame seeds.
Raspberry pretzel jello salad.  This year I have get to share.
Homemade rolls with Irish butter.  Oh-so-delicious.
Homemade pumpkin pie with caramel whipped cream.
Fizzy cranberry cocktails.  Or mocktails, really.

There may or may not be other things, but the above items are the required ones.

I'll have to post the recipes on here so I can find them easily.

I can hardly wait!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

You know you are lazy.....

When making rice krispies treats is too much work.

So you buy the pre-made, sheet-cake size rice krispies treats.

Really?  'Cause it's too hard to make them?