Quite simply, Hubby and I had some money concerns. No money means no going out to eat, and no exciting cooking experiments at home either. So then what was I to blog about? I could have continued posting, but how many diatribes on chicken noodle casserole can one read?! Posts on hot dogs are hardly scintillating either.
In all fairness, it was also a little procrastination on my part. We did go out occasionally, but I didn't take notes, and I would have to reconstruct those visits in my head. Right now, all my addled brain can tell you is that The Hula Hut was VERY disappointing (and if you click on the link, be prepared for hellishly loud Hawaiian music, don't say I didn't warn you); and The Noble Pig was absolutely freakin' awesome, and I had literally one of THE BEST sandwiches I have ever eaten (and that's coming from someone who grew up with real New York type deli)!
Money is slightly better now than it was over the summer, but now I am about to dive, head first into preparing for the Texas Bar Exam. For those unfamiliar, this is the hellish exam you have to take to become a licensed attorney in any given jurisdiction. While I am licensed in New Jersey, Texas feels that I need to take their test too. This will be three
For right now I will try to satiate your desire for posts with an array of photos from the Thanksgiving dinner I made (along with my trusted sous chef, Hubby). I may try to post some quick pics of Christmas goodies, but I make no promises, and after Saint Nick departs, I will definitely be in deep hibernation until after the exam.
|Sweet potatoes after roasting, with all of their natural sugars leaking out|
|Cornbread, which is destined to be reborn as stuffing! (Y'all can call it "dressing" if you like. I don't "stuff" it in the bird, but I still call it stuffing.)|
|Squash post roast, now it has to cool so it can get pulverized!|
|Squash about to be roasted for soup|
|Finished squash soup|
|icy green beans destined for casserole|
|cranberry/port tart filling|
|creamed corn a la Alton Brown - heaven!|
|Stuffed celery, a holiday must|
|Ginger bread crust awaiting pumpkin cheesecake|
|mashed sweet potatoes w/ bourbon, OJ & brown sugar|
|apple pie, I forgot to foil the edges!|
|the beginning of stuffing|
|Cranberry/port wine tarts|
|turnips and potatoes simmering|
|Epicurious mac n cheese|
|tinfoil buffet, must keep hot!|
|the buffet , view 2|