I have to say, food-wise this was probably my most successful Thanksgiving meal to date. I know, that sounds like bragging, but I’m really not. I’m kind of delighted and amazed.
Above – our appetizers. Way in the back, in the crystal dish, we’ve got Ants On a Log. Alex spread the peanut butter and Joe’s fiancé, Sage, added the raisins. Then, on the little green plate, kind of blurred, are the sausages and mustard. More on them in a bit. Then we’ve got little squares of a version of kale pie that were – I’m bragging now – fabulous. And then there’s some cream cheese with hot pepper jelly on top…crackers, and mixed dry-roasted nuts.
I am thankful for the new experience of brining our turkey. We don’t usually have problems with overly dry breast meat anyway, but we thought it would be cool to brine anyway. Here is the turkey, pellicle developed, ready to go.
In my opinion, Bell’s Poultry Seasoning and Yankee Candle need to hook up. Remember those old “you got your chocolate in my peanut butter/you got peanut butter on my chocolate” commercials?
Well, Bells needs to get their poultry seasoning in a candle.
I’d buy a case….
I’m doing a bunch of Thanksgiving-related stuff today, so not writing a post, as such. I’ll probably post periodically on Facebook, so if you’re interested in any of the craziness going on today, you can follow along there.
Well, we plowed through that Cranberry Sandwich Bread I made recently, so I thought I’d try a variation on a theme. I thought that it would probably be even better if the bread itself tasted like stuffing.
Every year around this time, the Thomas’ Cranberry English Muffins make their appearance in the grocery stores. I love these. So does Julia. No matter how hard I resist, my hand just reaches out and grabs a package whenever I’m within a 40 foot radius of the display. I’m not kidding. You can imagine the looks I get.
So the other day, when I was baking bread for the week (it sounds like I do this regularly, and I should, but I am not as organized as I wish. Can you get an organizational skills transplant?), I thought I should throw some cranberries into one of the loaves, just to see how the loaf would turn out.
I’m here to tell you it turned out pretty darn yummy.