My Mom is hosting all of the family this year, so I haven't had to set up tables, set out dishes, etc. It's been kind of nice.
And she only lives 3 blocks away, so we don't have to travel far. :)
Isn't the photo above so pretty? It's from Pottery Barn's website.
Here are the recipes I'll be making to take for Thanksgiving -
Cranberry Fruit Conserve (from The Barefoot Contessa) - a wonderful mixture of cranberries, granny smith apples, sugar, lemon, and walnuts. You cook it down and then let it cool to eat. Makes the house smell so good, too.
Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic - Not your Granny's sweet potatoes with marshmallows! These are mashed, mixed with butter, cinnamon, and heavy cream, then topped with butter, brown sugar and pecans. YUM.
Green Beans with Shallots - Gotta have some fresh veggies in there somewhere, so these will do nicely.
Brownie Tart (from The Barefoot Contessa) I haven't made this before now, but the reviews are pretty amazing. A complete chocoholic's dream, so all of the chocolate lovers at Thanksgiving will be happy. :)
I am also going to go to Central Market on Wednesday and pick up a container of some wonderful salsa to bring as a side/turkey topper. It has cranberries, mandarin oranges, walnuts, red onions, and cilantro.
OH...and Thanksgiving morning we'll have these baking when we wake up. Well, everyone ELSE will. I will have put them in the oven and been up for a while, ha - Clone of a Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls. They are absolutely the BEST cinnamon rolls we've ever had.
And because I haven't posted one in a quite a while, here's an OFFICE clip! :)
This is actually the Top 10 "Song" Moments of the show. Hilarious!
I'll post again later this week.
And if you haven't gone to the grocery store yet for Thanksgiving, ARE YOU CRAZY?
"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence." ~Erma Bombeck