Does time seem to be flying, or what? Yesterday at work just blew by...and the evening virtually disappeared (could it be because I went to bed at 9 o'clock?). I have all of my school materials out and I'm ready to tackle this upcoming paper; what that really means is that I will find almost anything to do but work on the paper...a little light cleaning, toilet scrubbing....anything but settle down and finish the paper.
So, about that time thing...I can't believe it's less than 2 months until Christmas, and way less than a month until Thanksgiving. My parents are coming here for Thanksgiving and my brother may be coming if he can find a reasonably priced flight from Arizona. We haven't all been together since my daughter's high school graduation in 2005. At least the menu planning is pretty much of a no-brainer. Traditional Thanksgiving food...made so much easier since my daughter dropped vegetarianism after a 5 year stint.
This year I plan on brining a turkey. I had never heard of this process until I visited Streamcliff Farm six or so years ago and attended a cooking class on holiday foods. The chef's brining process included Southern Comfort, not a favorite of mine, but if it can add any flavor to the turkey I'm all for it! Visit their website for a list of programs they offer. The farmhouse and grounds are just beautiful, especially this time of year.