Thought I would add a journal to the blog so that I can record some of my thoughts...I'll try to keep it up on a regular basis.
October 29, 2012 - Thinking about Thanksgiving already...
I'm expecting a slow week here at A Well-Seasoned Life headquarters. I'm not waiting on any outstanding e-mail or review material. My goal is to get several reviews written and posted this week. As far as testing recipes for reviews, I have to cook out of four cookbooks to be done with the fall cookbook review season. My husband will be happy to know that three out of the four recipes are NOT baked goods. I find myself agreeing with him - I have had enough of sweets for a while. Didn't think I would ever say that!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I normally spend the day with my extended family but I'm thinking this year will be different. I'm considering spending it at home with my husband and kids. We'll smoke a turkey and I'll prepare a few sides and a couple of dessserts.
Here's what I'm planning:
Shrimp and Grits Dressing from Southern Living - I've made this twice before and it is DELICIOUS!! I highly recommend it.
Crabmeat-and-Oyster Dressing from Southern Living - Again, I've made this one before, too, and it is also WONDERFUL! I don't really know why this is called a dressing since it's really a rice dish but who am I to judge. In the past, I substituted shrimp for the oysters, but if I decide to cook both of these, I'll go with the recipe as it's written and add oysters.
Chocolate-Caramel Pecan Pie from Southern Living - I haven't made this particular recipe before but it looks delicious, doesn't it? I adore pecan pie and have made several different ones and shared them here on the blog. So, I want to give this one a try.
So, are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet? What are your Thanksgiving tradition? What do you have on your menu this year? I would love to hear from you.