Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Was Swell!

We didn't make a big production of it this year so I, unfortunately, don't have many pictures. I was just too laid back to focus on anything other than cooking and eating. Here are the ones I manage to get:

Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce


Herbed Turkey
Herbed Turkey

The tree is up, the Christmas plans are underway, and now I need to finish up the presents. I'm making most of them (as of right now anyway). Hopefully I won't find myself freaking out mid December about not having anything done.

<3 Jess

Mei Ling Wanted Colour

Mr. Moogie and the Pretty Puff Slouchy Hat

Mr. Moogie and His Hat 2

Mr. Moogie is a friend; I'm sending him to a family that needs him more than I do. He hasn't chosen a face yet and he's missing some legs but he has damn good taste in hats, don't you think?

Monday, November 17, 2008

The View From The Patio


This was the view from the patio at a house I stayed in last week. Gorgeous, no?

I'm Going to Party Like It's 1999

The holiday feeling in my household is almost palpable. The air's a bit cooler but there's a warmth. The lights are a bit dimmer but it's comforting. The tablecloth gets pressed. The good plates get taken out of the buffet. The menu gets done over and over. Everyone talks excitedly about whether we want to add a new dish to this year's rotation. I just really enjoy the holidays with my family. I can't imagine what I'll do if I ever move away. Will there ever be a year I don't cook for 10+ people? Geez, I hope not. Speaking of cooking...

Thanksgiving Menu

Cheese and Olive Platter
Herb Roasted Turkey
Brown Sugar and Honey Glazed Ham
Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Garlic and Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Turkey Gravy
Green Bean Salad with Almonds
Spinach Salad with Feta
Apple Pie
NY Style Cheesecake (with chocolate sauce)

I'm horribly excited.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I'm extremely proud of Mr. Obama tonight and I'm proud to be an American.