Happy turkey day, everybody! We’re having everyone come over here tomorrow, for a total of eight people. On the menu:
- Turkey (17 lb)
- Stuffing (Homemade, like the delicious stuffing my Dad makes)
- Mashed potatoes
- Butternut squash
- Cranberry chutney
- Cranberry sauce
- Homemade eggnog (one batch with rum, one without)
- Pumpkin pie
- Apple tart
- Layered Jell-o thingy
All but the desserts are being made here. The cranberry chutney and sauce we made ourselves… yummy! It’s really hard to find holiday food without forbidden ingredients (high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils) so we’re making pretty much everything from scratch. I did end up buying some white bread for the stuffing that has HFCS in it… we stood there and looked at every stinking brand of white bread and could not find one without it. So we picked the best of the worst – at least it’s made with white wheat. I didn’t want to make bread because I didn’t think I could get the right texture – I want it to be as close to Dad’s stuffing as I can get!
So take care everybody, and enjoy the holiday. Talk to you soon!