Thursday, November 22, 2007

Stuffing Happens

Simon and Garfunkle would be so proud!

Well, mostly proud. There was no rosemary in my stuffing recipe, only the parsley, sage, and thyme. Although maybe there should have been! What goes better with bread than rosemary??

Maybe next time.

I was assigned to bring the stuffing to this year's family Thanksgiving feast! I pleasure and a worry. Pleasure because I LOVE ME MY STUFFING!!! And I am picky... no fruits, no nuts, just savory goodness! But worry, because stuffing is a big deal in any Thanksgiving feast. I was worried.

I found an awesome recipe with rave reviews on epicurious.com and went with it. Rustic Porcini and Onion Stuffing! Yummy! I plan on baking it after I arrive at Mima's house, but man, it was all I could do not to eat it all raw out of the pot! The only problem may be that there is not going to be enough for anyone to have seconds. Next time I may have to double the recipe. But I may have to save up for it! Did you know that porcinis are 8 dollars an ounce? The recipe called for two ounces. Yikes!

Anyway, half way through chopping herbs, I realized that it actually looked like I knew what the heck I was doing, and had to record the image for posterity.

We are off to Mima's tonight after dinner, hoping the kids will pass out on the way north. The family will gather for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, and then it will be Noah's fifth birthday party on Friday.

On a whim, today, we decided to switch Noah's party from just family (mostly adults) to one where 4 other families with adults and kids are now invited. What. The. Heck. Was. I. Thinking?
Can you say, "Pizza for 27"???

Wish me luck. Or at least wish that I get through the weekend in one piece.

If I do, I will truly have something to be thankful for.

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A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and a very blessed year to come.
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3 comments:

Willowtree said...

Good luck.

Wrath said...

How was it?

Shama-Lama Mama said...

It was awesome! I was very impressed with myself. Although the recipe said it would take an hour and a half to make, it took me 6 hours and 20 minutes, proving that chopping herbs and veggies with kids in the house is near impossible.