Nov 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Recap

As much as I've discussed Thanksgiving recently I thought I at least owed you a Thanksgiving recap post.

We had my husband's family over and had a huge feast! You can read about the turkey here, I'll save you the details, but my first turkey came out a success!

All in all, we had a great Thanksgiving and have much to be thankful for this year.

Nov 21, 2009

Anthropologie Ornaments

I have two weaknesses:
1) Bird stuff. This is a recent development, within the last two years. Love anything bird related to decorate (read: clutter) the house. From candle holders, salt and pepper shakers, art work, and now ornaments.

2) Christmas decoration. I've been seriously trying to fend off all Christmas decorating urges until after Thanksgiving. I like to celebrate one holiday at a time. But that doesn't stop me from thinking and planning. Oh no. One day recently I stumbled upon Anthrologie's website and further stumbled into the Holiday Shop like Alice falling down the hole. Big mistake. Do not do it! Just don't. After 15 minutes and $100 damage to the bank account (I really hope Bryan doesn't read this!), I received a box of goodies a few days later. Check it out:

I bought duplicates of two birds. The second and third pictures are the same product, but quite different as you can tell. The listing did say they were unique and I do love each one. But I might find it difficult to give any of them up. So so cute. Its okay to be jealous.

Nov 16, 2009

Turkey Ready

After doing my research, I had to do some shopping.

Yesterday I went to Lit, my favorite kitchen supply place in Memphis, and to William Sonoma Outlet. Between the two I was able to get everything I need.

Plaid placemats for the table, big ass pan for the turkey, V-rack for roasting, brine bags for brining.

Next step is to plan the rest of the menu. What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?

Nov 15, 2009


It has been one year since we first stepped into our house.

Bryan was the first to find the house as he ran by on a run. He drove me by it the same night and we picked up a flyer. I wasn't so sure, but there was an open house a few days later and we went.

From the first time I walked in, I knew it had to be mine. I called my parents and they drove in to see it. Mom said she knew when she walked in that I was going to love it.

Sigh... can't believe its been a year... I still love it. One of my absolute favorite things is to just sit with the blinds open in the front part of the house. Love it.

So does Bosco.

Nov 14, 2009

Thanksgiving Preparation

The Baddass and I are hosting Thanksgiving for his family this year. While half of the family will be out of town, that doesn't mean I'm planning on cutting back on the traditional feast.

My biggest worry is THE TURKEY. Thanksgiving turkey requires the big letters. It just does... don't fight me on it.

I've been researching the best methods of cooking it.

How to Cook Everything and Martha recommend removing bones and splatcooking, oh wait, the technical term is "spatchcocked." But its more like splat cooking because its a flattened bird. Splat.

Rouxbe and all traditional notions recommend the more traditional way. I'm leaning more towards the traditional method. It is my first Thanksgiving and I want it to be perfect. Even if it does mean splatcooking another turkey some other time.

Now, off to buy my turkey cooking tools.