The duckteens experienced their first blast of winter and were not too pleased about it. They had to stay in their coop (which, to be fair, has a decent-sized yard attached) until it was warm enough for their little flat feet to wander the yard.
Let’s talk turkey…specifically Thanksgiving.
I have a dilemma – I may or may not have a house full for the holiday. My go-to is usually to cook over the weekend and share photos and recipes of anything new that I tried. Then Thanksgiving is either quiet or I head out somewhere, usually with a Cranberry Upside-down Cake in hand.
Because of travel and work issues (I have several family members in healthcare – so you know their best-laid plans can be upended in a moment) we are playing Thursday by ear. I can whip up a holiday meal with a day’s notice, so I’m not worried about any of it.
I found an interesting recipe for a spatchcocked turkey that I want to try, but not excited to experiment on unsuspecting guests. I’m going to go shopping today and hoping I can find two small turkeys. Then I can cook one over the weekend and have the other on hand for either the big day or a few months from now. Then this weekend I can try the new recipe and document it if it turns out well. Or we can all have a good laugh if it doesn’t.
But all this means that I’m probably not going to go all out on various recipes before the holiday – but I will post a menu and links to the various recipes sometime this weekend and give you all a place to share your favorite recipes – maybe someone will find a new favorite to try.
I love reading your family favorites…and I’m thinking this year we share some blunders that have become family lore. Those are always fun – in hindsight.
This…is an open thread.