Well here it is, the good, the bad, and the smelly!
You wouldn't think with a great guy to do things with I would have time to cook and craft, but when you have him help...it works out well.
Rob doesn't love veggies, and by that, I mean he didn't eat them before I came along. Fortunately he humors me:
Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus with Lemon and Rosemary. Good stuff.
Key holder near the door - Pinterest project, hehe.
Have you ever eaten Romanesco? We have. Rob tells people we ate little trees.
(hint: it tastes like cauliflower)
Yeah, you're reading that right, $500 a lb. for Truffles!! No I did not buy any, but I do love when they're on the menu at a restaurant.
So I tired to make divinity.... yeah, two epic fails later....
Jody's going to have to teach me over Christmas.
So begins the practice Thanksgiving Dinner. I've never hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner. I'm SO excited for my Dad, Jeanette and little brother Jake to come I want dinner to be great.
7UP Biscuits - not bad, not great. This recipe will be replaced.
Supplies. Earlier my entire table was entirely covered. Thanks to my roommates who endured the full table, fridge and counters!
That's right, I made gravy. Slightly lumpy, but tasted good. I'll do better next time.
The buffet on Practice Night. Sweet Potato Casserole, Sausage Stuffing, and Gravy.
More of the fixin's. Corn Soufflé, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Chicken, and Biscuits.
The unsuspecting diners. Thanks ladies and gentlemen. Kari brought excellent bruschetta. Since my appetizers were epic fail, I'll be replacing them with her recipe.
Here's the spread. Yummy!
Okay, the famous family Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, and a trial Poppy Seed Cream Pie Tort. We're keeping the Pumpkin and throwing out the Tort. I also need to try a different crust recipe. Good thing for practice. It was a really fun night. Maybe I'll practice every year, family coming or not. The diners were happy and even took home leftovers.
Why yes, those are little tiny plants inside wine corks. Why no, I have not started drinking wine. Thanks Eddy for the supplies. They have a magnet on the side so they stick to my refrigerator.
Well that's it for the cooking and crafting for a while. Thanks to the family cookbook, calls to aunt Trudy, my kitchen helpers, and Pinterest.