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Old 11-21-2007, 07:47 PM   #31
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Made 2 peanutbutter pies today and dooing the rest tomarrow. I've never made Thanksgiving dinner before so I'm a little nervous add to that my MIL is coming to "help"
and DH will probably have to work (plows snow) as we are expecting a storm tomarrow.
CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!!!!!

HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:42 PM   #32
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Geez Louise,what did you have for breakfast this morning?Rocket fuel?
hahhahaa, I had an apple. They had grilled polenta, mushroom and pepper frittata, pumpkin bread and bacon.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:44 PM   #33
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My kitchen. I swear I've run the dishwasher 6 times today. I worked 30 days straight and my child did nothing to help. I had to prepare the kitchen all day today just to get it clean enough to cook in tomorrow. Right about now I don't even feel like cooking tomorrow.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:05 PM   #34
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Sweet potato crunch and cranberry relish. The rest is being supplied by the inlaws.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:18 PM   #35
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Every year I make a big turkey dinner for me & my hubby but this year I made lunch reservations at a fancy froo-froo restaurant. I'll make beef vegtable soup, yeast rolls and a pumpkin pie for dinner tomorrow night, after our turkey lunch out.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:22 PM   #36
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I prepared my new stoneware from Pampered Chef too. Cooked the rolls I left out of the fridge yesterday to season the stoneware. Tomorrow's so going to suck for us.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:26 PM   #37
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I made 7 pumpkin pies this afternoon, there are 4 dozen dinner rolls on their second rise now, there's cornbread in the oven for the dressing. The dressing and a pecan pie will get baked tonight.

The rolls are from a recipe I found in Cook's Illustrated this week that says I can freeze them after the second rise and then pop them in the oven tomorrow and they will taste just as good as if I baked them immediately. I hope that's true. We're frying one turkey and roasting the other one. I've never had fried turkey so that will be a new experience. Also mountains of mashed potatoes, bacon wrapped asparagus and green beans, a garden salad, and a blueberry/banana pie.

There will be lots of people here tomorrow and lots more dropping by throughout the day - I have much to be thankful for. I hope ya'll all have a glorious day filled with love and laughter and loads of good cheer!
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:58 PM   #38
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I didn't do too much today because I'm only cooking for 4 people tomorrow (hubby, the kids, & myself). I put the turkey in a brine, made biscuits & cornbread for my dressing, also got the onions & celery chopped for that, & made a pumpkin crunch cake. I had to make the biscuits twice though, the first time I grabbed the ap flour instead of the self rising & I had a pan of "rocks".
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:37 AM   #39
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Normally I would have made pies and cranberry salad today but we will be eating at a friend's tomorrow.
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Today I will prepare:

2 pumpkin pies
1 pecan pie
(Slice of Sin was made on Monday)
broccoli casserole
dressing (plain and oyster)
mashed potatoes
chop sweet potatoes for sweet potato hash (no one wants sweet potato casserole
cranberry sauce (I'm taking Andy M's lead and cooking them in orange juice versus water and then I may add some apple and walnuts to a portion of it)
wild rice salad
prep Brussels sprouts but will cook those tomorrow
brine turkey
This looks so good we just might have to drop in on you for dinner!

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Old 11-22-2007, 04:09 AM   #40
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I've had a house full of family since yesterday afternoon...so far I've prepared dinner for everyone, breakfast for everyone, and then bbq'd for everyone.

In the middle of that, I've made my cranberry sauce, lemon mold, meatballs for the escarole soup, the stock for the escarole soup, pie dough for the pies, the pumpkin pie, the apple pie, chocolate panna cotta cake, and right now, I have a loaf of cranberry walnut bread dough rising in the kitchen...it's already braided, but has yet to bake. The turkey is in the brine, and the ham is sitting in an apple cider bath. Later this afternoon I'll get the cornbread ready, make the mise en plas for the stuffing, cut the chestnuts, and start folding the meats for the antipasto platter.

I also got my nails done, had a pedicure, and rode 10 miles on my bike.
Do you sleep????? Ever?????
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