This will be my last entry before the holiday as we'll be spending it with my family. Thanksgiving is Thatmom's favorite holiday and we go crazy overboard. As last year, I'm in charge of desserts. So far I've made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Tomorrow is pie day - pumpkin and mixed berry. I've also been put in charge of the bread course, so I've thrown some baking powder biscuit dough together and it's in the freezer ready to be placed in the oven for fresh hot rolls!
In honor of Thanksgiving, Thatboy and I have been trying to eat light this week, to make up for the ridiculous feast we have coming up. Thanksgiving includes two turkeys, two kinds of stuffing, two kinds of cranberry relish, baked potates, mashed potatoes, candied yams, veggies, salad, bread, and gravy. So tonight we had a ham omlette on a bun - light and breakfasty, but OH so good.
Also in honor of Thanksgiving, I want to take this time to show how thankful I am for my friends and family this year, and also for each of you. To show my thanks, I wanted to pass along some of my good fortune. As some of you already know, I was contacted by Bossa Nova about one of my recipes. Thatboy and I are big fans of this juice. I don't buy into "magical fruit health benefits," but I like the tart flavor of acai juice, so it's usually in the fridge. It's great to throw into a salad dressing, marinade, or even a cocktail. When speaking to a representative from the company, she asked if Thatboy and I had tried any of their new flavors. We hadn't. So she sent us a box of them! Acerloa juice with red peach, Acerola juice with mango, Mangosteen juice with passion fruit, and Mangosteen juice with dragon fruit. I thought I'd bundle up some of these juices and send them off to a reader, as a Thanksgiving treat. I mean, you should all benefit too! If you're interested, all you have to do is leave a comment between now and Friday, November 28 at midnight.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you get to spend it with good food and surrounded by those you love.