Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gratitude 17: Thanksgiving Eve

I love Thanksgiving Eve!  Tonight I:
  • Made my first ever lemon meringue pie.  I had never a - separated an egg; b - whipped egg whites; c - shredded a lemon peel.  Wow, I'm pretty lame to have never done those things probably.  I even had to borrow a grater for the lemon peel.
  • Made two pie crusts.  The first one I didn't like; it tasted weird and I thought it was because I used salted butter. I went back to the store and got the kind of butter I used a few weeks ago for my first pie crust. The second turned out a lot better in almost every way.  I'm learning pie crusts are tricky!
  • Made two batches of Thanksgiving crescent rolls. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving Eve if I didn't smell scalded milk sweetened with butter and sugar.
  • Forgot to add salt to one of the batches of rolls. Oops.  Not sure what effect this will have on the rolls, sigh.
  • Listened to the awesome Christmas tunes Amy gave me a few years ago.  Nothing like Rob Thomas singing Merry New York Christmas to get me in the Thanksgiving mood.
  • Spent an hour cleaning the kitchen. 
  • Cooked my sweet potatoes for tomorrow. My mouth is watering thinking about those brown-sugared puppies tomorrow.  Mmm.  I never ever imagined I would like sweet potatoes as much as I do. 
What traditions do you have for Thanksgiving Eve?  Did you try anything new this year?

3 comments:

fluentbrittish said...

Great work! Sweet potatoes are the best!

Please don't tell anyone, but I've never had a Thanksgiving food assignment. Isn't that awesome?

Happy T-Day!

Ginger said...

Wow, look at you! I just have to make a green salad and place cards. lucky? I don't know or maybe just not trusted with food. ;) Happy Thanksgiving!

heidikins said...

I made my first lemon merengue pie this year too! It may have been a little lumpy (blasted cornstarch!), but it tasted delicious!

xox