Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Getting ready for turkey day...

This afternoon, I made cranberry sauce with zinfandel, white and brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, clove, allspice and orange peel, then a pumpkin pie and Nina made the cranberry pie, only this time with apples. She added 3 chopped up granny smith apples and an extra half cup sugar to the recipe and baked it in a large deep pie dish I made several years ago when I lived in Texas and was making pottery. I will let you know how it tastes with the apple.

Now the brine is cooling for the turkey. I have a 5 gallon paint bucket I bought at the hardware store years ago specifically for brining turkey in. I will put the turkey in it with a bunch of ice and put it out on the balcony overnight, it is supposed to be 29° tonight with the possibility of flurries in the morning. I hope we do get a little dusting of snow, that sure would put things in the holiday spirit.


  1. This is how I do my turkey, too. That cranberry sauce sounds so good.

  2. Yummie pies! Where do you find the time to do all the things you do..? I have not visited for a while and while browsing your blog I saw your book at the bottom of the page, it looks great...I will put it in my wish list for Christmas.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. I'm trying the original cranberry pie myself today with my own shortcrust pastry recipe. Did she just add apples to the recipe & keep the cranberries? That sounds good too.

    Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day.

  4. Hi Cindy,

    Nina made the pie with all the ingredients and then added apples, since we have such a big pie plate. Otherwise she was going to try a 2/3 cranberries to 1/3 apple ratio.

  5. Dear Judy,
    You are on my list of blessings for which I'm grateful this Thanksgiving. Your quilts are beautiful, your sharing's appreciated and your success well deserved. Wishing you continued joy... Happy Thanksgiving to your and your family!

  6. Have a wonderful meal with your family.



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