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Monday, November 23, 2009

Gentlemen, Start Your Ovens!

The cooking has begun. Today I am baking pumpkins and making puree. I decided on a pumpkin custard (made with goat's milk) for the no-gluten/cow milk people. Also I will have a regular pie.

I am also making the cranberry sauce today. I don't have an actual recipe, but I have an idea. Orange-vodka cranberry sauce with cloves and pepper. We'll see. If you're going to experiment with Thanksgiving dishes, cranberry sauce is a good one. If you mess up the yams or the stuffing, you might have a mutiny on your hands, but nobody cares that much about cranberry sauce. Plus you can always have a can of jellied as backup.

I would like to make the rolls the day of, of course, but when you work with sourdough, you bake on the sourdough's schedule, not your own. I have to bake today. But I am doing a slow-rise in the refrigerator, so I probably won't actually bake until tomorrow morning. Then I can wrap them up tightly and they'll still be soft and delicious on thursday.

Tomorrow I will probably make pie dough and put it in the fridge. The turkey gets picked up on wednesday, and I'll most likely brine it overnight and leave it out in the shed. Then on the actual day it's just bake the turkey and yams, make the mashed potatoes and the green salad.

Oh and the pie and custard.

And I forgot to put in my timeline, clean the house.

That could take all week.


AnyEdge said...


Melinda C. said...

This blog post should be retitled "Ladies (mostly ladies) and gentlemen (only the real brave ones), start your ovens!"

el said...

Oh gawd WHY did you have to mention housecleaning, Aimee? I mean, I have a turkey to kill and a meal to cook! Maybe I can get my husband to do all the cleaning (hwahhwahHA!)

have a great holiday, and don't burn the house down!

AnyEdge said...

Hey sis, wander on over...I gave you an award.

Kim C. said...

You are one busy lady! I'm sure it's going to be AWESOME. You are giving The Pioneer Woman some competition...
Happy Turkey Day!

Millennium Housewife said...

I am hanging my head in shame. Even if we had Thanksgiving over here I wouldn't be doing all that. Don't you know you can get a full Turkey microwaveable dinner at the supermarket? Buy enough for two each, scrape it into bowls and say you homemade it. Job done.

Millennium Housewife said...

ps still hanging head. The shame! The shame!

Millennium Housewife said...

And you're following! Thanks! Was it the microwaveable meal thing? Would you like me to send you some?
So glad to see you up there, made my evening.

Aimee said...

hey housewife
yes I'm following! You're ongoing feature "things I said to my husband today" absolutely has me snorting coffee out my nose. It wasn't the microwave thing, because I actually don't own a microwave, but it's always nice to be able to lord it over someone else. Hope you don't mind! Love the blog! And if that is REALLY your picture up there well you can feel superior to me too for your shapely eyebrows and perfectly coifed blonde hair. Myself, I look like a yeti.

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