Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Thanksgiving Wrap-up

Above: Fruit Tarts

We just got back from Arkansas this afternoon and I have to work on my Methods paper after this. (No, I'm still not done and I don't want to do it.) I really want to randomly burst into song in that class and see if he'll melt because he can't take the happiness. Anyway, these fruit tart pics are from Thanksgiving Eve dinner at my parents' house. My dad made the tart shell and the cream cheese-and-lemon filling and cut up the fruit and I arranged the fruit as I was told. These are always a hit. They're sooo yummy!

Grandma Jessie sent me home with my proof-of-ancestry so I can join the Daughters of the American Revolution, her recipe for Ozark Pudding, a newspaper clipping for Oreo Bonbons, and a pretty, glass, autumny candy dish. So, needless to say, there will be a few recipes for me to try out for myself over winter break. (I need something to put in the candy dish!)

I enjoy Thanksgiving lunch, but my favorite part is Friday lunch with the turkey and dressing all mixed together and covered with giblet gravy with sides of peas and sweet potatoes and leftover pecan pie for dessert. I also enjoyed going up to Rogers with Mom and Grandma and walking around the brand-new outdoor mall, Promenade at Pinnacle Hills. There was a nip in the air and lots of people (it was Black Friday, after all) and fun stores and a slightly Disney-fied feeling of downtown shopping. Oh well, better Disney-fied than not at all! Seriously, it was fun.

Below: Close-up of strawberry that was really tasty, even though it's almost December.

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