Thursday, November 26, 2015
Almost Time For Dinner
The turkey is roasting (breast side down), the stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole (the recipe with no mushroom soup), baked acorn squash, pan fried Brussels sprouts, and mashed potatoes are all Prepped and waiting for that last 30 minutes of cooking. Even the gravy stock is made and waiting.
I also made two recipes of cranberry sauce. Both with brandy. One with the vanilla the recipe asks for and the second minus the vanilla but adding orange juice and zest. Boozy cranberries, oh, yes!!!
The Pumpkin Cream Pie is chilling on the sun porch (no sun here in Maine today) and I just have to whip up the brown sugar whipped cream and make some caramel sauce. I have never in my life made caramel sauce. Or praline pecans.
Things went well in the kitchen. The dining room---well, the table is still covered in clutter and I will have to clear it off and then give my daughter free use of the dish cupboard to set the table.
We finished watching Foyle's War last night and are now watching Jessica James. Marvel comics. They said it had some resemblance to Orphan Black. The only resemblance I see is that they both wear black and are both girls.
I made a table centerpiece at work yesterday from leftovers. For my table. Then a customer looked over the pieces on our counter and said "what about that one?". So, she went home with my centerpiece and left the professional made ones behind. I was "floral" all day. Quite busy with deliveries.
Now it's Christmas 24/7. And then it's furlough for the winter. Yes, please.