did you all have a fabulous thanksgiving? we did - i cooked as usual and trevor came and ate with us. i LOVE cooking thanksgiving dinner - and i especially love having all those leftovers!
how about black friday shopping? i go EVERY year - it is what jump starts my holiday spirit. however i am NOT a night person. and now that all the excitement happens at midnight instead of the usual 4 or 5 am i miss out on all the insanity. yes i LOVE the insanity. EVERY other day of the year i hate it but on black friday i love it. now i rarely go out after some big item i just have to have and am willing to die for like some folks but it is fun just the same. however, this year, since i missed the frenzy, it pretty much sucked. guess i will have to figure out how to be up at midnight next year!
we ate early in the day - noon - because trevor had to work that evening. we did the usual menu - having done it for so many years i pretty much have it all down to a science:
turkey - no brine this year but the carrots/onion/celery underneath
then bacon covering the top:
we also had homemade cranberry apple relish, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, stuffing, giblet gravy, & brocoli - YUM!!!
Lemon Pieso my first thought was...ONE lemon. ONE lemon for a whole pie. nothing else ONE lemon and some sugar ONE?????? i told kevin about it and he said the same thing - he had to come read it for himself. my next thought was RAISINS? why???? like what purpose do they serve? and then the instructions - who noticed the typo above???? ass raisins? really? of course that started a string of emails at which point my brother said "he who is without sin can cast the first ass raisin."
1 Lemon Grated rind of 1 lemon
1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup seeded raisins 1 tablespoon butter
Cook over fire until thick, then ass raisins. Bake pastry and put in filling. Roll thin pastry
for top. Can make roll instead of pie and serve with lemon sauce
so we made the pie...
i was not going to make the almond kisses until my brother sent out his report and pics on his attempt with them. dismal failure. they were big running puddles on the cookie sheet. so i looked more closely at that recipe:
Almond Kissesit looked like meringue cookies.....i noticed the words VERY STIFF - which my mom and brother apparently MISSED. i did not have almonds but i had pecans so i got to work.
1 cup blanched and ground almonds
6 eggs, whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
Beat eggs very stiff, add sugar, and beat well. Fold in nuts and drop with tube or spoon
on linen paper and bake in oven when fire dying out. Pecan kisses may be made same
way, using one tumbler of half meats.