Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner (made by me!)

DIY table piece (made by me!) 
 My christmas tree goes up this weekend! 
A British Sunday roast meets American Thanksgiving  
Fresh greens 
Homemade sage and onion stuffing. Wasn't paxo.
After 5 1/2 hours of cooking! (i was full after two bites) 
Made my favorite childhood oatmeal raisin cookies! Nope not as good as my mums.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Shopping List

This thanksgiving will be a mix between American (a turkey is involved) and English dinner. On the menu is: English homemade stuffing, Roast potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Steamed Carrots, Butter beans, Yorkshire Puddings, Green Beans and of course Turkey. For dessert: Apple pie and Quaker oatmeal raisin cookies. Tomorrow there will be cooking photos if i don't burn down the kitchen! 

Turkey try to get a ready to cook one, or oven ready turkey and not 20 LBS. A small one like 10-12 lbs or smaller, if you're only cooking for two. It will be much easier to cook one served for 2-6 than one served for 8-11 people. (I think!) 

-vegetable oil
-fresh white bread crumbs (a fresh loaf of bread works) it's for english stuffing
-strawberry jam
-red wine vinegar
-brown sugar
-granulated sugar
-baking soda
-1 cup rasins

-1 stick regular butter
- 1 stick unsalted butter sticks

-microwave green beans (long not short )
-microwave broccoli florets
-microwave bag brussles sprouts

-butter beans

-a bag of mixed green salad
-iceberg lettuce
-mini tomatoes(red or yellow)
-1 red onion
-1 white onion
- russet potatoes
-fresh sage
-baby button mushrooms

golden delicious apples 

Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas food gone TO far

I'm all for festiveness during this time of year, but below are some snacks that no one want's to find in there Christmas stocking! Festive food is usually delicious...but these remarkably revolting food collaborations might change that.  

Add some champagne marmite to your toast. MmM Bubbles!
Minced pie crisps from Tesco's! 
Zucker Bakery in NY is selling Thanksgiving donuts. A spiced pumpkin donut filled with either gravy and turkey or turkey and cranberry. #heave! 
Sweet cinnamon/ Mint choc Pringles. Close your jaw, past pringles include:White chocolate, grilled shrimp, seaweed, soft-shell crab, blueberry and hazlenut! yuck, yuck yuck!
A turkey cake. Layered Turkey meat loag topped with mash potato and an "icing" of  sweet potato and marshmallows  
A Turkey and Cranberry crossant made also in NY at  Momofuku Milk Bar 

A cheese from PIlgrims Choice flavored with turkey, with carrots, specked spouts and festive fruit

A christmas dinner pot noodle. I dread to even think what it tastes like! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Secret Santa

I have the best friends EVER! Moschino belt that I have been wishing for!
Apples everywhere I go!
Roses make me smile :D
My favorite salad from Cipolini's 
Those winter pounds are piling on :-I 
Goodies from Henri Bendel