Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday

A P-Patch I encountered this morning on a walk through the Eastlake neighborhood.

I'm sitting down to make my finalized Thanksgiving shopping list; tomorrow morning I'll shop, then start cooking. Last year I made Stephanie's sweet potato biscuits and they were one of the best things on the table; planning to make them again, for sure. They were especially good for making little turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches with the leftovers. I'll use Molly's cranberry sauce recipe. And I always make cornbread stuffing; I like Cook Illustrated's version best. I wanted to make a cheesecake instead of pie this year, but I got out-voted 3-1. What's on your menu this year?

10 comments:

Tami said...

I want to make a cheesecake too but very one wants so etching different for dessert. We are staying home this year, it will be just four of us..so I just mightgrant everyone's wish...nut pie for my husband, blueberry pie for my son, chocolate cream pie for my daughter and a pumpki. Roll for me...I have been looking for someone who wanted to share the dessert making this year

I didn't comment every often but I enjoy reading our blog very much. Happy thanksgiving to our and your family

heathashli said...

We use the very same stuffing recipe as you do. We also use these Cook's Illustrated recipes: High-Roast Crisp-Skin Butterflied Turkey (it's done way faster), Roasted Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Pan Gravy & Pumpkin Pie. Also on the menu: Sweet Potato Casserole (w/ a secret ingredient, Cayenne for a little kick & Pecan Streusel Topping), homemade Cranberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts w/ Bacon Lardons, homemade Brandied Whipped Cream for the pies, & Herb Rolls.

Patricia said...

One of my very favorite things about Seattle is our P-Patches. I love that the city values gardening enough to use it's land for that purpose. On the food front, my son-in-law is going to be the chef this year because my daughter is 8 months pregnant. We have complete confidence in him because he's a great cook. I do know that I will as usual make my fabulous mashed potatoes. And pies, yes, lots and lots of pies!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Clipping Path said...

excellent photography! I've found lots of nice work on your blog. thanks a lot for sharing with us.

emma said...

Oh I wish we had your Thanksgiving feasts here in aus! We eat big at Xmas though so that makes up for it.

IMO cheesecake > pie any day of the week ;)

KPiep said...

I think it must be very hard for the dessert makers at this time of year. My dad and gram always get outvoted too...and the one year dad did something different we all revolted.

I absolutely love that pesticide free sign!

gia said...

I love the idea of cheesecake. I'm making baked apples (easy and will be good with loads of whip cream) and that nutty rice recipe you posted! It looks lovely.

Francesca said...

What a lovely garden. Happy Thanksgiving, Lecia!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Molly's cranberries look fabulous. I tried a new recipe this year and it is delicious. I always switch my cranberries up a little bit each year. Those biscuit sandwiches seem a great idea. Enjoy!

S@MakeHappyBlog said...

That P-Patch is just down the block from our house. The smells and colors and blooms tell a beautiful, rhythmic story year-round. It's especially notable during this time of year, as we cozy up for the grey Seattle winter.