Nov. 19, 2012 1:17 pm
Updated: Nov. 21, 2012 4:26 pm
I love Thanksgiving! Its my favorite holiday. It combines food, family and friends. What more could a person ask for?!! This year the family has grown a bit and many of the kids have decided to host their own thanksgiving. My four step-kids are not
going to be with us this year as it is their mothers turn to have them while my eldest step-son is is the military and is spending thanksgiving in Korea with his new wife. So its going to be just my wonderful daughter and husband this year. My Dad and brother
are also going to join us, as well as my Father and Mother-in-Law should be stopping by. They are going to my brother-in-laws this year to celebrate their new granddaughters first turkey day.
My menu is slightly smaller this year, but none the less I do try to include something different each year along with the tried and true. My daughter said as long as I have the sweet potatoes with the marshmallows she is content. This year my new recipe
is the Cornucopia. it looks so much fun to make! You can find the recipe right here on allrecipes.com along with that, instead of my usual turkey soaked in a citrus brine, I think im going to give it an apricot glaze this year, (see Ma Lipos Apricot-glazed
turkey). I usually make a nice and simple cornbread stuffing with apple,grapes and walnuts thrown in for texture and a nutty,fruity flavor. This year im making a sausage, apple and cranberry stuffing. wish me luck on that one! I tend to get a few burn anytime
I make sausage, but I figure the cooking gods need some kind of sacrifice to ensure a tasty meal, so I would rather it me me than my meal (in my early cooking years it was usually both !).
What is really wonderful is that I got a new stove, Its one of those electric ones that has two ovens! Im excited! I can make my turkey and all my other yummies at the same time. In years past I had to run between my house and my Dads house (which thankfully
was just next door), but this year I have moved and am unable to use both kitchens. Ill miss that, as it was my mothers kitchen and I like to think she was there watching over my bird while I was cooking away at my house. I was hoping of course to have most
of my veggies supplied from my very own garden.(my husband and I just bought a small piece of land last year and have been trying to turn it into a nice little farm). However, because of drought and pestulance my harvest was very pathetic this year. Next year
though it will be bountiful!!
I wish all my fellow bloggers a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Part of my yard
corn and sunflowers