I know everyone is busy this week. My sister Heather and her family are in town right now so I am really excited. We always have a wonderful time with them. Tomorrow we are hosting Thanksgiving here and should have a full house. I decided to be a rebel and roast turkey thighs rather than an entire turkey as we all prefer dark meat and I don't like dealing with the mess of carving a giant turkey. :-) We are also having smoked ribs to mix it up some this year.
I am making my delicious goat-cheese mashed potatoes. They are so simple and my own recipe! Just peel and cut potatoes into 1-2 inch chunks and boil until soft. Then pour off water, put the pan back on the hot burner and mash the potatoes with a hand masher. The heat will make the water evaporate so the potatoes will be dry and not mushy. Then I add some chunks of butter, goat cheese, a bit of half and half, and salt and pepper and mash it all together. I don't measure anything, just add and mash and taste until they are perfect. I usually have a few helpers taste-testing them for me. :-)
I am also making creamy butternut squash soup (also my own recipe). I sauté one cut-up large onion and a few cloves of garlic until soft. Then I throw them in my blender with one can of Coconut Milk and one can of Butternut Squash (I buy the squash at Sprouts). Then I blend until smooth and pour back into a pan on the stove. Then I add salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste and keep on low heat for a while to make sure the flavors blend. This recipe is for 6 people and it is so delicious. My kids love it!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Today I have a pretty golden Christmas 5x7 frame. Drag and drop your image under the frame and you are good to go! You can print this on Christmas cards or post it on your blog/website.
I used this gorgeous image from Jill Wellington in my sample.
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