Thursday, November 25, 2010

Just call me June

So I helped prepare things for thanksgiving today. I thought ALL of you would really want to know what I made and my recipes...
that's what we do on blogs, right?? :)

First I made this:

Homemade cranberry sauce...NBD (translation for those who aren't as into the text lingo: no big deal)

1 cup orange juice
1 cup granulated sugar (dissolve into oj in medium sauce pan over medium heat)
12 oz fresh cranberries (stir into oj/sugar and wait for them to pop and get all mashed together...DELICIOUS)

once it's cooked for how long you want it, put it in a serving dish and let it cool. Will thicken as it does. So good.

THEN I made this:

Cranberry worth it.

I honestly don't have measurements for any of this. I used about 6 oz of cranberries and put them through the food processor, then I dumped in a whole lot of powdered sugar and mashed all that together, then I dumped in about 3 sticks of butter and whipped that all basically it's like frosting but with the powdered sugar and butter in different proportions so we don't feel as bad :)

And last but not least, I made this:

and I even made it all pretty.
There's just a whole lot of stuff all over this turkey. I marinated it over night in a bunch of things...maybe if I plan on ever blogging about recipes I can't just fly by the seat of my pants with all this stuff.

Much more food was had, but those were my main contributions. I had several friends from church come down because they couldn't go home for thanksgiving.

My friend Dan had a food baby.

I tried doing a food baby but it just hurt, and it wasn't super hot, so I just failed and started laughing...and that's where this picture comes from.

Here's me being June Cleaver (or however you spell her name).

I got bangs!
I'll post a picture where I actually do my hair so you can see what they really look like soon


Shauna said...

food looks delish. bangs look cute!

Scottie and Angie said...

OK love the bangs!!!!!!! The food is amazing too, I honestly think that is the prettiest turkey I have ever seen!

taryn said...

Woah, give me that turkey! I think I might have to try that cranberry sauce at Christmas, thanks for sharing!

And how can I not mention the bangs? They look fabulous!