...before the storm that is Thanksgiving.
We have invited ten people to dine with us. I know, those of you who have seen our house and our table are thinking: "How can she possibly feed 12 people a sit-down dinner?!" Magic (and a few card tables). That's how ;) After all, we do have a 21 pound bird. That should be enough for a dozen hungry students, right? And a BIG thank you to our parents, who have so lovingly gifted us china (and serving pieces!) for 14... so we have room for two more, if you're in town :)
I have made the cranberry relish, and it's happily "mellowing" in our (new, roomier, and quite luxurious) fridge.
I have done the apple cider/maple butter for the turkey. It's heavenly :)
I frosted the sugar cookies. They turned out rather psychedelic, and not terribly autumnal, but they are also tasty, which means they'll pass.
I made the filling for a chocolate pumpkin pie last night, but the crust was a flop. Tonight I tried a buckwheat crust, which didn't make it as a roll-out crust, but it seemed to manage well enough as a press-in crust. It's pretty enough, anyway :)
I made a blueberry tart, too, at Taylor's request.
and, of course, all those pesky little things like cleaning the house and setting the table.
I'm excited :) It should be lots of fun!