the sausage-mushroom stuffing (ready to slip in the oven tomorrow), the garlic mashed turnips (just a reheat in microwave needed), scads of rolls ready to go into the oven shortly, chocolate low-carb cheesecake finished, pumpkin and apple pies baked, five onion gratin is in process and the lo-carb rolls are next on the list. I think that's all we do for today. We've been working in the kitchen since just half past noon, and the house is filled with competing delicious odors of all sorts. AND this evening Randy and I intend to teach Cindi and Rachel how to really play pinochle - as they wait for their daughter to return from Mankato.
Addendum: at the conclusion of the day's baking the net result is
1 - cheesecake
1 - apple pie with crumb topping
1 - chocolate pie
1 - pumpkin pie
1- low-carb blackberry cobbler
1 - regular blackberry crisp
45 - made from scratch rolls (10 a low carb experiment, the others white as the driven snow)
1 - sausage-mushroom stuffing
1 - five onion gratin
1 - cheese ball
1 - cookie sheet full of buttered pecans
1 - dish of garlic mashed turnips
1 - pot full of 5 lbs of potatoes awaiting cooking tomorrow
Tomorrow Lauren is bringing the sweet potato soufflé. Jo might be bringing another pie. 20 lb Turkey will start brining in the a.m. and Cindi will do the quick cook method on it again. We figure somewhere between 11 and 14 of us will sit down to dinner tomorrow shortly after noon and see what we can do about demolishing the feast...