Sorry about my brief little blogging hiatus over the holiday weekend. I needed some time away from my computer 🙂 I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
Let’s play catch-up shall we?
I spent the Wednesday before Thanksgiving going crazy in the kitchen! I started my morning at the grocery store. I got there around 9am and I was super impressed with how well-stocked everything was! They had everything on my list, lots of helpful employees working, everything was neat and organized AND there was no line to checkout!
When I got home, I put everything away and got to work.
First, I cooked up a bag of dried black beans because I noticed my freezer stash was running low.
While those were simmering, I got to work on some homemade vegetable broth.
I wanted to make my Grandma’s Turkey Dumpling Soup, but obviously needed to make some modifications this year. I decided to replace the turkey with chickpeas and potatoes, and make some veggie broth instead of turkey broth. It turned out great!
I also cooked some wild rice for the stuffing I was planning to make! (Recipe coming Thursday). Then I started running out of timers and burners!
While all of that was simmering, I made some strawberry jello and stuck it in the fridge to set so I could make Grandma’s Jello.
Next I got a small batch of Mimi’s Cornbread in the oven for the hubby and I to enjoy 🙂
I also made a batch of my mom’s cranberry sauce….and after making it a bit too liquidy last year, I nailed it this year!!
Around this time I needed a break from all the traditional Thanksgiving foods, so I got to work on my bars for the The Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap! Stay tuned for the recipe.
And finally, after enjoying all of the above for Thanksgiving eve dinner, I made some of Jessica’s Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls.
What were you in charge of making for Thanksgiving this year??