I have a feeling that there are going to be a lot of this type of day for the next 2 weeks or so. The food delivery came in. A trip to the bloodwork lab was required. And the normal stuff happened around me.
You saw the list yesterday. It wasn't cheap. And it took a long time to put away. Fortunately, I'd been preparing for 2 days, and had the refrigerators nicely cleaned out and organized. All is well; remain calm.
Now, on to the important stuff: menus! Here's the next 10 days, excluding Thanksgiving. You'll note that next Friday and Saturday are identical. That's right; the visitors will all get the same food. Then I don't have to be smart enough to make 2 sets of plans.
The numbers in parenthesis behind each day are how many people I expect to feed. Tonight has changed; it's up to 7, as is tomorrow night.
And here's Thanksgiving's tentative menu. I have the feeling I've forgotten some Thanksgiving foods. Fortunately, 2 of my daughters will be here this weekend, and can help me think. I'm betting Ryan will have suggestions, too.
Not mentioned are all the secondary foods for the week: waffle batter, quick breads, hot dogs and sandwich materials for snacking throughout the days....
Oh, Karin, I'd use your beef stock to make some nice French Onion Soup, or maybe use a little to make the dip for French Dip sandwiches. I'm actually thinking of making French Dip on Sunday the 30th instead of stew.
Last night, I decided to get a head start, and make up a dozen pieces of pie crust dough. They keep in the freezer for a long time, and if I am going to make a mess of the food processor, I might as well make it worthwhile.
Then, my dearly beloved was very unhappy about having to go for bloodwork, so I promised him a "practice" lemon meringue pie. No egg yolks, just egg beaters, so it contained no cholesterol He was a happy man, indeed.
And I was able to make him wait long enough for his pie that it had time to set up, and hold its shape after I cut it! Hooray!
That's all for this installment of Marjie's Holiday Circus. If I have time next week, I'll post. Otherwise, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. And remember, no matter how harried you feel, you won't have about 22 people milling about your house, so it won't be as difficult as it might be!