Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Week 2012

"Marni! I can smell the cake! It's ready," I yelled out while smelling that sweet chocolate through the house.

Thanksgiving preparations have already begun. Marni was making a cake base for her glorious extravaganza of a dessert for that special day. I was sitting at the kitchen table dicing onions, peppers and bread for the stuffing. I like to do this ahead of time, and I put each ingredient in a small ziplock baggie. After labeling the bags, I toss them into the refrigerator ready for the stuffing.

I made pies early this morning after getting up at 6 AM. Five pies of our family favorites; pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin, pecan and a savory. (3) pumpkin pies, (1) pecan and the special hors d'ouevres of savory pie. After they all cooled, I wrapped and sealed the pies and dated them, and then tossed them into the freezer.

The house is semi-clean. I did run through the entire house last week and start cleaning the old bungalow. But, I'll do the final cleaning the day before and add flowers to all the vases in the house on the morning of Thanksgiving Day.

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Special Thanks to HGVTV for their photo used in this Camp Chef blog

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