After forcing myself to go buy ingredients for pies and cranberry salad late last night I came home and found that evil bugs had got into my shortening. First thing this morning I started to make my mom's cranberry salad (more of a relish, actually.) and had a total emotional meltdown because my blender was broken. Ends up it just wasn't plugged in ::blush:: I am really stoked because it tastes just like my mom's.
I went to the store this morning to get more shortening. There was an old homeless lady outside and sat down and talked to her for a while, made sure she had plenty to eat and had money for the bus.
After throwing away two beligerent batches of pie crust, I finally made some I was satisfied with and have made a million little pumpkin pies. I suppose I might share them.
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I ate turkey and ham and turnip greens with Mama and Daddy at Cracker Barrel, then went hiking in the Sauratown Mountains, then came home and took a 2.5 hour nap. That was some of the best sleep I've had in months. I'm totally relaxed.
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Turkey Stuffing Gravy Mashed potatoes Green bean casserole (which I made, but don't like) Petite peas with pearl onions (which I made for those of us who don't like the green beans, and ate three servings of) Tzimmes (my mom was asked to bring a sweet potato dish, this tzimmes recipe had sweet potatoes, apricots, carrots, cinnamon, pineapple juice and orange juice. She left out the optional prunes. We all adored it and I got to take some home.) Cranberry sauce (whole berry and jellied) Rolls with butter (an assortment; I got my sourdough, the kids ate Hawaiian rolls) And of course, the traditional Jell-o salad.
And I drank a bunch of Martinelli's sparkling cider.
Then we had dessert. Pumpkin and pecan pie, mmm. And I had some CS Mandarin Orange Spice herbal tea with it.
quote:Originally posted by porcelain girl: I went to the store this morning to get more shortening. There was an old homeless lady outside and sat down and talked to her for a while, made sure she had plenty to eat and had money for the bus.
I am gonna copy most of KQ's list for mine:
Turkey Stuffing Gravy Mashed potatoes Green bean casserole (which practically no one ate because it was in a dubious cream of mushroom sauce) Yams (with marshmallows, of course) Cranberry sauce (whole berry and jellied) Rolls with butter Pecan Pie Apple Pie Pumpkin Pie Here's the perplexing one: Ham. EVERYONE in the house is Jewish, and my mother was orthodox for a while, yet she is the one who brought the ham.
The turkey vanished quickly. It was the most delicious, moistest, bestest ( ) turkey that I have ever had. Apparently they soaked it in brine for 24 hours before cooking it. It was as close to perfection as you can get, and I normally don't even like turkey. I guess I have just never had a turkey that was cooked properly.
They didn't have any loose leaf tea so I didn't have any, unfortunately.
I guess that's it.
Oh, my cousin brought her friend over and she looked EXACTLY like a slightly younger version of a friend of mine. I had to do a double take and ask what school she went to so I could figure out if they went to the same area, because I didn't want to sound like a crazy person and ask if she was sisters with a random person.
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