Monday, November 1, 2010


whew. that was a super fun halloween 2010! we hosted a creepy masquerade and my favorite folks turned it out in the costume department! and not one "naughty cop" or "naughty nurse". my favorite couple costumes- waffle and waffle house waitress, soap on a rope and loofah, and bert and mary poppins. we also had a very clever-ly executed clark kent/superman and lois lane, complete with handout flyers. awesome.

i'm so excited for november, and am already trying to decide what dishes i need to start practicing for thanksgiving. i can't just show up with canned cranberry sauce... even though that is MY FAVORITE!


Emerson Merrick said...

Whole berry or jellied cranberry sauce??? The debate still rages in the Merrick house.

hannah, heart city said...

i love love love thanksgiving and canned cranberry sauce! i can eat that stuff straight from the can... but the homemade stuff is pretty great too.

size too small said...

i'm also looking forward to thanksgiving. practicing my pumpkin pie as i can't find canned pumpkin and am now making it entirely from scratch.

Mallory said...

waffle & waffle house waitress? that sounds awesome.

Francesca said...

homemade cranberry sauce with whole cranberries and honey! it's delicious! add some dried apricots if you're feeling adventurous! [:

Blayne Beacham said...

Awww... we had so much fun at your party!! Thank you for inviting us. I vote for practicing on lots and lots of apple pies, and then sending the rejects my way :)

Lovey Dovey said...

canned cranberry sauce is my favorite too! i made my dad slice it at our formal dinner table last was hilarious.

marygrace said...

I've always wanted to go as Bert and Mary Poppins!

Marcheline said...

Cranberry Chutney:


* 16oz. fresh raw cranberries (4 cups)

* 2 cups sugar

* 1 cup water

* 1 cup orange juice

* 3/4 cup golden raisins

* 3/4 cup regular raisins

* 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

* 1 cup finely chopped celery

* 1 finely chopped red delicious apple

* 1 finely chopped granny smith apple

* 1 tbsp freshly grated orange peel

* 1 tsp ground ginger


* Put cranberries, sugar, and water in a pot on high heat, stirring frequently until it boils.

* Turn heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 15 minutes.

* Remove pot from heat, add all other ingredients.

* Stir well, let sit until it comes to room temperature, then refrigerate.

Note: This is one of those things that tastes better if you make it at least one or two days in advance. It gives the flavors time to "marry", and allows you to "check on it" when no one is looking - just to make sure the flavors are not having sex before they marry.

Terri said...

I looooooove canned cranberry sauce! It will make an appearance at any Thanksgiving I host!

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