It’s been a bit busy busy around here lately, what with Thanksgiving, getting ready for Christmas AND rehearsing for my concert this weekend!
(If you’re in CA and want to hear great music – go to this site and buy a ticket!!)
The Thanksgiving tradition I am starting revolves around food. Really, are you surprised?
The last two years I have gotten scone mix from a church holiday sale and baked pumpkin and chocolate chip scones the night before Thanksgiving. This year I made them rounder and a little smaller. More bite-size. And about 4 of them went bad before I (and Vincent, but who are we kidding, I ate most of them!) could eat the entire 2 dozen scones.
An interesting (to me) fact: The light colored spots you see in the dough came out in the finished scones. The spots didn’t taste any differently than the darker parts, they just look a little different.
While I was busy getting my hands covered in very sticky dough, Vincent was on the other side of the kitchen making a mixed-berry pie using the All Recipes blackberry pie recipe.
It looked, smelled, and tasted AMAZING. Seriously. Yum.
If I didn’t eat 4 pieces of pie after a full Thanksgiving dinner I would have devoured a good chunk of this thing.
Thanksgiving dinner itself was wonderful. Good times, good memories, good food (I’m particularly proud of the green bean non-casserole I made and the sweet carrots. Happy to report very little leftovers!) and an all over good day.
The Cowboys won! Woohoo! Though it was a pretty darn close game.
And we all got to verbalize our thankfulness for family, friends, turkey and alcohol.
Another good thing about the holidays? Leftovers during the work week!