Thanksgiving was a lot of fun this year. We had a houseful (12 people total) and way more food than we could eat (there were lots of leftovers). Because I didn’t manage to take pictures of the food before it was consumed, here are some of the recipes I used. The turkey and dinner rolls are standards developed over the last three years. The brussels sprouts were new this year and turned out amazingly delicious. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Roast Turkey – From Alton Brown of Good Eats.
Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls – From Allrecipes.com
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts – From Pinch My Salt
Which means baking and crafting have kicked into high gear. Today I made bread from this recipe and oh. my. gosh. So good! The Hungry Mouse never disappoints and this is no exception.
The recipe makes two loaves. While one turned out beautifully, the other had a bit of an overrising/air bubble issue. Oh well, it’s not the outside that matters. See?
While waiting during the various rising stages and watching evening tv with the hubby, I knit up this little hat for my friend who is preggers.
While it may look very holiday, it is, in actuality, Huskers colors. I’m thinking about putting a little felt “N” on it so it looks less elf and a little more “go team!”. The yarn is Plymouth Dreambaby DK. The pattern is based loosely on the Jelly Beanie hat from Rowan Classic Bambino.
Stay tuned for more weather induced cooking and crafting as the season progress…
Did you hear about the Green Grocery Bag Challenge over at Sew, Mama, Sew? I’m so excited! I had already made plans to give gifts in reusable bags this year and this just adds fuel to the fire. Are you up to the challenge?
(Remember, if you need a bag pattern, there’s a tutorial I made here.)
Nanook has laid claim to a soft crochet ball I made ages ago. Even thought it’s bigger than her head, she delights in chasing, wrestling, and sitting on it. Enjoy.
Voting is important. I’ve been a registered voter for nearly a decade now, but it’s only been recently that I’ve actually cared about the outcome. I don’t care what your political views are, just vote. There, that’s my PSA for the year.