Friday, October 06, 2006

Thansgiving Already ...

As I write this it's Saturday morning. Our dinner with my in-laws is tonight, and I volunteered to make dinner.
I love making Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner. I feel like the total domestic goddess that I am not most days of the year. I love the cooking and the baking and just gernally being in control of the kitchen.
Except ...
I left myself a little short this year.
This past week was - extremely busy. The good news is that there's lots for usto be grateful for after this past week. But, grateful or not, it left me little time to prepare.
So here we are at 8:30 on Saturday morning with a whole ton of stuff to do before dinner at 5 today.
We already made the pumpkin cheesecake. But it's a 45 minute recipe that has been baking for about an hour and 15 minutes. Matthew and I have, in the meantime, made 2 pumpkin pies - about ready to go in the oven and prepared the cranberries.
Once that stuff goes in the oven (who knew you could bake cranberry sauce? My mom taught me the stove top method) I will get the turkey going, make the stuffing, etc etc.
Thank goodness I thought to thaw the turkey!
Last year at Thanksgiving I also made dinner. Except Matthew was younger, and wasn't exactly that helpful. We were also living in a crappy apartment with a bad oven and very little counter space. The condo isn't huge - but there is a lot more counter space the oven works way better and we have a dishwasher. So, lots to be thankful for.

My turkey turned out beautifully - and bonus - I made delicious cranberry auce that my father in law couldn't get enough of - apparently this was the first time he ever enjoyed cranberry sauce

PS The pumpkin cheesecake was gross!!!

While I was cooking Matt decided to try on my glasses. I know it's really unsafe, but I had to take a picture. It was cute!!!


Ginny said...

I was so looking forward to a hallway smelling of turkey yesterday when we came home but the wind must have been hitting the building the right way and left that delicious turkey smell in your unit only. :( Needless to say, I was bummed because I'm not exactly experiencing your traditional thanksgiving this year and was hoping to a little smell of someone else's!
Sounds delicious, I'm sure it was just as tasty! And if there are any pies left over that you need help eating, I'm alway available for coffee!! ;) Ha, just kidding.
Have a good day at your parents!

Haley-O said...

You are sooooo Nigella in that picture!
Cute glasses...Very brave of you!

F---, though, your post made me hungry, and you know I'm detoxing (am on strict fruit and vegetable diet) could you!!!???!!! ;)