Today was cold when we got up, and it just felt like a good day to have some savory food. I had sliced up the remaining half of butternut squash and roasted it the other day when I made roasted squash in a butter herb sauce over pasta, and I needed to use it. And I knew sausage would be a big hit with Jay, so I thought hey, lasagna.
Kenzie and I also made spiced cupcakes with cream cheese frosting sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Very autumn-y, right? I tried one, you know, just to make sure they were good, and, of course, they were.
I really enjoy being in the kitchen during this time of year. I am eager to get started on Thanksgiving food preparations. We are hosting again this year, and I am having a hard time delegating food duties. I want to make it all. Mostly because if I have the choice to make it over someone else just going out and buying it, I would prefer to make it. Everything is better homemade. Here is what is on the menu so far, at least the stuff I am making:
- brined and roasted turkey (at least 20 pounds)
- smoked turkey legs (Jay is doing this)
- cranberry ice cream
- pumpkin ice cream
- sweet potato pie
- Kahlua and cream pie (my Nanna doesn't like fruit pies)
- yeast rolls with honey butter
- cranberry sauce
- mashed potatoes and turkey gravy
- green bean casserole (all from scratch, I refuse to use cream of mushroom soup or canned onions)
Crap, now I am hungrier than I was when I started writing this.
Anyway, have a good weekend.