Thursday, November 27, 2008

thankgiving day 08

In two hours jparks and I will be heading to the outlet mall. It is against our better judgment to do this, but whatever, I think it might be fun. Or it might be total chaos and mayhem and I'll get a blog post out of it. Either way, I'm happy. But I am bringing a camera in case any good cat fights break out.

We've had two meals today, one at Parcel 104 and one made by me. Not to toot my own horn, but toot toot bitches! My meal was way better. I made a turkey breast in my crock pot (really people, do this soon. So easy and really good.) I had green bean casserole (vomit), sweet potatoes half covered in pecans, half in marshmallows, roasted asparagus, homemade cranberry sauce, and the winning dish of the night, whiskey glazed carrots.

Before I made the carrots, I thought the sweet potatoes would take the title of Best Thing I Put In My Mouth Today. I made them with butter, heavy cream, maple syrup, and a bit of orange zest. They were like velvet and I honestly considered taking the casserole dish upstairs for some private time. But then the carrots came off the stove and I was all "Sweet what? Potato who?" The carrots have the flavor of the whiskey but also some sweetness from brown sugar. The sauce that they cook in is so tasty I want to eat it by the spoonful. I almost could have skipped dessert for it. Which might have been the smart thing to do considering that dessert was almost a total FAIL.

I made pumpkin pie and pecan pie and only one came out edible. Pecan pie is jparks' favorite pie and he has been talking about it for days now. It was my first time making it and I was arrogantly not worried about it, because I seem to think of myself as a baking goddess. The pie sat on the table cooling for a couple of hours after coming out the oven, and yet when jparks cut it, the guts oozed out, still completely liquid. Damn you pecan pie! You've made a mockery of me! A pox on you and your family!

I hope that everyone's Thanksgiving went well and that your pecan pies were edible and tasty. If I don't post tomorrow you know that I've been trampled while grabbing for sweaters at the Banana Republic Outlet where everything is 40%. And that folks, is worth staying up all night for.


  1. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving! Can't wait to hear about the outlet mall extravaganza. Since I'm at work. Not shopping.

  2. My sister burned our pecan pie. She redeemed herself by bringing an awesome pumpkin / caramel / pecan / whipped cream pie confection.

  3. I've been getting harassed by some local PR types to visit Parcel 104...worth a half hour trip? Also, which outlets did you visit...the Vacaville ones? Also haven't tried those out and was wondering if I should this holiday season...