Monday, December 31, 2007

Cooking up a storm!

Well, a winter storm warning is in effect this evening around here, but we created our own * cooking* storm today!
I started out by making some homemade stuffing for our turkey. I was going to run to the store and get some mix, but our dinner had to be earlier so I needed to get the turkey in asap. Thankfully I had a good mixture of dried bread around. :) Yum, it tasted just like my grandma Lancaster's!
I then moved on to preparing two batches of homemade bread. One for dinner rolls and the other to make loaves out of. Next came no-bake cherry cheesecake for our dessert tonight.
Zak stepped in and helped me make ham dip for our New Year's Eve party. I made spinach dip.
I then got started on homemade cranberry sauce for dinner and peeled a half a bag of potatoes before Al relieved me. :)
Dyl made the mashed potatoes and gravy, and I finished up dinner by making some Maple glazed steamed carrots.
Dinner was on the table by 2 pm so Al could eat with us before work.

After dinner, Naomi made a cake for Manny's birthday. She also made homemade frosting and a *Larry Boy* out of fondant. Very cute. I made an apple pie and some crockpot chili for tomorrow. Zak made a batch of fondue.
Now we await some of our party fare finishing up in the oven ( ham dip). Time to go get the rest of the spread on the table. The aforementioned ham dip, spinach dip, fondue, taquitos and guac, chips and dip, shrimp cocktail, christmas cookies and cherry cheesecake.

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Therese said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Cherry Cheesecake sound delicious. Do you have a recipe to share?

It has been really hot here but today is cooler. Maybe a day for me to get into the kitchen and do some baking.

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