Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Dinner's over, the dishes are washed and the carcass is boiling. What a day. Actually I've been at it for the past 2 days and I'm beat. I thought I'd sit down with a cup of tea and unwind with a post. The turkey went in at 7:30 this morning and I was pretty busy from there on getting things ready. Every thing turned out great. My mom and dad got here around 12:00 and we ate around 2:00. The turkey turned out beautifully, but the pictures of it aren't so great, so I thought I'd show you some nice close ups of the other things on the menu.

My Poppyseed Rolls. They are 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white. I tried to make things as healthy as possible without sacrificing decadence. There's an awful lot of butter involved:

Here are the Brussels Sprouts before I cooked them. I've got an after pic, but the colors weren't as vibrant:

Mom's Cranberry Salad. Kinda looks like Borscht, doesn't it? Nice color here too:

Also, I thought I'd show a couple of pics of the lace bags I've been making in progress. Here are two different patterns blocking:

They are both make out of the same color Sinfonia, but the top one is dry and the bottom one is still wet. I learned 2 things doing this. One: Use quilt needles rather than short sewing needles. Really helps. Two: I need a blocking board. Can you see how crooked my edges are? Santa, can you hear me?


vtwopoint5 said...

Very nice sachet bags :) Do you like using Sinfonia? I have been eyeing that yarn for a while, but didn't know what to use it for.

The brussel sprouts look good! I never cook them anymore because I'm the only one who likes them. I think I will buy some the next time I'm at the store!

vtwopoint5 said...

I'd love to try your recipe! You can email me - bettyb at rrohio dot com.

Beth said...

Do those brussel sprouts have BACON in them? Delicious! I want that recipe. I love brussel sprouts and bacon makes everything better.

del said...

I'm glad your Thanksgiving was nice--it certainly looks delicious!

The lace is lovely!

Sharon G. said...

Your brussel sprouts looks delish! I heart them...we roast ours, too. I think we eat them about once a week in this house.

Glad you enjoyed your holiday. It is nice when it's over, though, no?