Thanksgiving!

This week was really busy!  Sarah came to visit for Thanksgiving from Wednesday to Friday, then I wrote all weekend.

Since this semester has been so busy, I haven’t been cooking a whole lot, so I made a huge exception for Thanksgiving!

the adventure begins. brining the turkey, 11:30pm thanksgiving eve.

oven prep, approximately 1:00pm. status: still pasty.

done, approximately 5:00pm. status: too hot to eat. p.s. i used a probe thermometer. boo poppers.

Clockwise from central empty blue plate: chanterelle and pear stuffing, nic's brother's wine, brown sugar glazed yams, corn with mint, cumin and cayenne mashed potatoes, cauliflower with sage and lemon.

cleaned wishbone, approx. 6:30pm.

approximately 6:31pm. note: apparently, if you don't let the wishbone dry before breaking, it's really flexible. we had to try again later. nic won.

And last, but not least:

the first pecan pie i've ever made or had! only unhealthy, delicious things are in this pie. except pecans, but any nutritional value must have suffocated in there. approx. 8:30pm.

i used the food processor for the crust this time. silver palate filling.

So, that was my Thanksgiving.  That pecan pie was great.  I really like making pies even though I don’t really like eating them.  (But I found out that I really like pecan pie.  Lord, it’s basically just eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter, and pecans… How could it be bad? It couldn’t. That’s how.)

You know, in some songs, Lady GaGa sounds sort of like Gwen Stefani. Also, she’s my new idol. (Thank you Mark.) (<–totally not ironic.)

Ohhhkay, back to the grind.  Two presentations this week, and many papers due in the next several.  But I turned one in today.  That’s something, right?

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Aunt Kathie on December 1, 2009 at 8:02 am

    You did a great job

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