Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Prep

I love Thanksgiving, and am very excited that we're doing the big dinner at our house this year. It's always fun to go visit family for Thanksgiving, of course, but there's something very cool about cooking the meal myself. Probably something to do with left-overs.

I've already started cooking. I made homemade applesauce yesterday, and my *favorite* cranberry-pear sauce (oh, I love cranberries!), which is so much better after it sits in the fridge for a few days. I made fudge too, but it didn't work - it came out more like frosting, and even though it tastes fine, you can't cut it into little squares. Oh well. I also made two loaves of pumpkin bread, but they'll be gone long before Thursday (in fact, we finished one loaf today). On Wed, I'm planning to make 3 pies (apple, cherry and pumpkin).

We've invited a few Turkish exchange officers to come for Thanksgiving dinner too - it'll be fun to share the evening with them.

5 comments:

Kim said...

What?!?!?!? No chocolate pie? Good thing I'm not invited over for dinner. ;)

Deb said...

I'll take an invite just for the homemade applesauce.

Kim said...

Just give me the fudge and a spoon and I'll forget the lack of chocolate pie.

Gabe said...

Sounds yummy. My sister and Brother-in-Law are in town and Stacey has some awesome stuff planned herself. I love Thanksgiving.

Oh, and it's really cool you're inviting the Turks. I bet they'll be fun to visit with.

Mark said...

So are the exchange officers bringing something? Perhaps... the Turkey?

[gong]
Sorry, couldn't resist.... :)