Monday, November 21, 2011
What I Learned This Weekend - Root Veggies, Apples & Home Accessories
So, the first thing I learned this weekend is that root vegetables are numerous and very similar looking! I starred at the pile of Horseradish root and a Rutabaga at Whole Foods for about 10 minutes this weekend until I finally figured out which was which! (Don't make fun of me, but I also confused fennel and leek a few weeks back! Whoops!)
We are making two small game hens with root vegetables as the center of our Thanksgiving feast this year, thus the need for Rutabaga. Chris and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving just-the-two-of-us style, so making a whole Turkey seemed a little silly. We will be using a version of this Tom Keller recipe to make our hens and veggies, in case you are curious. Our menu also includes garlic smashed potatoes, a cranberry salad, and homemade dinner rolls (my first time trying to make them from scratch!). I am most excited for the Pumpkin Pie cupcakes I'm making as dessert! (I think Chris is more excited for his apple pie).
Since I added my lovely pomegranate drawing to my bedroom, I have wanted to change up everything else sitting on my dresser. I added our A (used to sit in the living room), a beautiful vase (wedding gift from a dear friend) filled with purple and red wild flowers (another living room piece), and moved around other existing dresser items, Viloa! I now have a new design and love for the space!
Since I have an apple pie on my Thanksgiving dessert list, I had to buy a ton of apples this weekend. They add a bit of fall fun to my citrus bowl and also add a smile to my face. Win-win situation!
I hope you have a fantastic short week and I'm curious, what is on your Thanksgiving menu?!