November 28th, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving everybody! We spent a quiet weekend with just our little family. I was looking forward to cooking a nice Thanksgiving meal.
Instead of turkey, we did Cornish Game Hens. Yum! They were brined in salty cranberry juice, although the flavor of the juice didn't really come through--I'll have to experiment with this a little more.
We also had corn soup using a recipe from Spark, a local restaurant. It turned out really well, although I had to invent an extra step in the recipe--strain the soup through a fine-mesh colander to remove corn skins and celery fibers. It was delicious, probably because it contained a quart and a half of cream.
The mashed potatoes were also really good, my "ultimate mashed potatoes" recipe that includes cream cheese, and serving them in individual bowls with cheese melted on top.
The stuffing was provided by Stove Top. Quick, easy, and yummy.
We spent Black Friday cowering in our homes, safe from the crowds. We did get a great online deal on a 16GB USB drive.
On Saturday, we decided to buy an HDTV--a family Christmas present. After much deliberation we found a good one and set it up. Ethan immediately tested it out with Lego Star Wars.
All in all it's been a fun, relaxing weekend with lots of naps and good times with the family.