Laura suggested that if you indulge like this today,
Not on carrots, but you know what I mean.
You'll look like this before the football game is over.
That may be me. I don't intend to, but who knows.
I'm exhausted. Long days at work this week, a lot of people taking vacation.
I just cooked some fresh cranberries in sugar and water, and put a 7-lb. turkey breast on to brine. The folks don't usually like turkey, but I made it this way last year to rave reviews. I put a gallon of water in a deep pot with a cup of kosher salt and a half cup of sugar. Swished it around and dropped in the turkey breast. Put a lid on it and back in the fridge. The sugar adds a caramelization that's lovely, and the brine makes it moist. I'll slather it in butter and pepper (no salt!) in the morning, and bake it about three hours at 325 degrees.
What else? I got some beautiful shrimp from Fresh Market for shrimp cocktail, along with a baguette.
Sweet potatoes and baking potatoes to boil and mash together with butter and cream.
Creamed spinach: saute some shallots in butter, add enough flour to make a roux, and add some sour cream, salt and pepper and fresh nutmeg. In the meantime, nuke and drain a big bag of spinach leaves and add it to the cream sauce.
Salad: your choice. Mine's balsamic vinaigrette.
Dessert, strawberry chiffon pie. Graham cracker crust, follow the instructions on the box. Whip some cream and sugar. Throw a bag of thawed frozen strawberries in a blender and puree. Soften some gelatin in water and add to the strawberries. Fold in the whipped cream, and add to one or two pie crusts.
Yeah. I'll look like the bottom picture by the time I'm done.