Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ten Things That Are Of The Delicious

Or at least 10 things I'll be cooking for my post-Thanksgiving bash. I certainly hope they are of the delicious.

1. Bread. Already made 2 loaves, will probably make 2 more just in case which will hopefully leave at least 2 loaves uneaten by Friday.

2. Sweet potato pie. I eat mine as a side, smothered in gravy. I do not use marshmallows.

3. Chocolate pie. Yes it is just cooked pudding in a pie shell, you got a problem with that?

4. Pecan pie. This is ridiculously easy.

5. Apple pie. My first time making it. I'm pretty nervous about it. I've never tried anything that required a roofing crust (top crust).

6. Mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes. They are food of the benign and loving gods.

7. Mimosas. Can't go wrong there really.

8. Pumpkin chocolate chip squares. I like to give these to the guards on Thanksgiving. They sound weird (the squares, not the guards) but taste heavenly.

9. Roasted carrots. Usually I go with some butter and honey here but we have a vegan on the guest list so I'm going to keep it simple with olive oil and herbes de provence so he can eat it.

10. Squash. It's a butternut. Usually I'd do that with butter and brown sugar but, again, want there to be something for the dude to eat. Can I sprinkle brown sugar on something that has also been sprinkled with olive oil? Will that be gross or fine?

There's more but we're limiting to 10 here at 10 Things Tuesday so you'll just have to wait and see what else adorns my table. This is all assuming I can keep the cats from eating it before everyone shows up.


  1. I love mashed potatoes too.

  2. i think you can sprinkle brown sugar on whatever you want. seriously. I'm more a savory person than sweet, but I think the oil is fine with whatever.

    i want some squash.

  3. I would suggest walnut oil for the squash. The nut flavor would mix well with both the squash and the sugar. I also tend to use it for my salads more often than olive oil these days.

  4. I just want to know what time I should arrive because every blessed thing (except the sweet potato pie - with gravy? really??) on your list is full of the deliciousness.

    I got no problem with chocolate pudding in a pie shell but I do have the most amazing recipe for "candy bar pie." Damn, now I want summa that!

  5. Yum, your bread is the best. Please show me how to make it some day.

  6. Yum! The pumpkin chocolate chip squares sound especially yummy.

  7. Yum! The pumpkin chocolate chip squares sound especially yummy.

  8. Thank you. You are awesome.

  9. You're welcome but where do you stand on the squash question? Olive oil? Brown sugar? Something entirely different?

  10. I'll put it in the oven now, it'll be ready when you get here. Hurry!