Well tomorrow as we all know it (at least in the US) is a holiday that pleases our eyes and fills our bellies is Thanksgiving. I know I haven’t been writing here as much as I’d like in terms of recipes, reviews, and whatnot, but trust me when I say that I will be adding in many things after the holiday has passed. I’m not saying exactly what day, but I will post up a great many things (including pictures).
I have been testing and retesting a recipe I adapted for Coconut Pumpkin Pie, and another version for a Pumpkin Chai Pie. The pumpkin chai pie needs a little more work and thus I won’t be posting that one up any time soon. For the first test, the coconut pumpkin pie turned out really well, I’d say. The flavors were there, and the texture was too; I just needed to tweak the recipe a bit. And this time, I won’t forget the garnishes on top like I did when a few friends of mine taste-tested the pies for me.
I won’t be cooking up a storm on Thanksgiving Day, per se, but I will be most likely in the kitchen, around the ovens, baking instead. This year (and like the last) my family is spending the holiday at my aunt’s house and at my boyfriend’s house: a two-for-one deal. My cousin makes the BEST stuffing. I go for thirds and fourths instead of seconds. He’s really thoughtful, too, my cousin, because in my family my mom and a few of my relatives are strictly vegetarians (or at least some are for random days of each month–no meat/poultry, no seafood, no eggs) so he makes sure he has an even number of dishes to serve to both the vegetarians and meat-eaters alike (and I’m not talking just the tofurkey…). YAY!
I will be making, other than the coconut pumpkin pie, snickerdoodles (as you’ve seen on past posts) and maybe something else. I’m not sure; I also don’t want to make too much. But the things I will be making will be dessert/snack-ish because everyone’s already covered the bases for main course & side dishes. The snickerdoodles were already a crowd-favorite so why not make them again? Besides, they don’t take long to bake and they’re uber delish.
So far I’ve looked into making those Cranberry Bliss Bars you see at Starbucks, but depending on the time I have and how many other things I will have made, I might save these for the Xmas celebrations.
I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving fest/feast is going to be as great as mine. Even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wondrous day filled with food surrounding you. Hehe. Until next time, happy eatings!