It’s Thanksgiving, gloomy and dreary outside, but I’m heading out to the big family feast where all will be cheery, and in a few hours, we’ll all be stuffed. That’s with my sister and all her kids and grandkids and now greatgrands. I’m taking tabouli, which I just finished making.
Then tomorrow our smaller family – my kids, grandkids and their partners – will be having tofurkey (it’s actually quite good!), with lots of veggies, including potatoes, roasted in the pan with the dressing. Two tofurkeys for all those boys, cider to drink, Angela will be bringing the salad and the dessert. And I’m doing most of the cooking. Amazing.
And I’m finally going to make the barm brack – the Irish Halloween fruit bread, with things like rings and coins and dried peas hidden in it, with special meanings attached to each one – that I’ve been thinking about making for weeks. I have parchment to wrap each little hidden item, in among the fruit and peel. It’s also got a variety of pumpkin pie spices in it.
Going to be fun, for sure!