Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

My entire day yesterday was taken up with cooking. I'm not sure how...there was only two of us. It was super tasty, however. Here was the menu:

Brined, herb encrusted turkey breast
Cornbread dressing
Creamy mashed potatoes
Wilted spinach salad
18 hour bread
Zofia's cranberry salad
Pumpkin pie with whipped cream
Beaujolais Nouveau


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

T-day countdown continues.

I just finished putting a pate brisee into a pie plate. I'll freeze it until tomorrow when I will make the pumpkin pie and cranberry salad. I still need to pick up wine and a few last minute perishables as well.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving is coming!

Cornbread is baking in the oven and the french bread has been cubed for the dressing. A chicken is simmering on the stovetop for I can make gravy. A turkey breast is brining in the refrigerator. I will make pie crust tomorrow and cranberry salad on Tuesday. What have you done to start getting ready for Thanksgiving?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Back from Travels

I spent part of the past week in Chicago for a conference. I stayed at the beautifully restored Palmer House.

My best bud from residency and I got to meet up with our friend, mentor and the grandfather of emergency medicine, Dr. Ron Krome.

C met up with me in Chicago and we drove to the wilds of Wisconsin to hang with Mark, Astrid and munchkins.

A cute little bat and kitten went trick or treating with us.

This tree was still in blazing fall foliage dress. Lovely tree and a lovely time.