Another busy day here! Isn’t it great to be busy at home? No idleness going on here.
The boys were out the door by 6:00 this morning, so I had some time between when they left (breakfast round 1) and when everybody else got up (breakfast round 2). During that time I got the cookie part of these pumpkin whoppie pies mostly made-dough all mixed and a couple batches through the oven. That’s a nice smell to wake up to I’m told.
After breakfast and chores Strawberry and I started on the apple pies.
Here she is brushing the crusts with whipping cream. Gives the crust a lovely color. Lest you think more highly of me than you ought…I bought the pie crusts from Azure. Even I have my limits! lol
Fresh out of the oven. I used little leaf cookie cutters to vent the crust.
Here is the first step of the Cranberry Chutney. I just thought it was so pretty. Apples, Cranberries, onions, lots of spices and sugar. Nobody likes this but me. That’s one of the things I love about Thanksgiving, special food that I don’t make any other time of the year.
This what the chutney looks like after its been cooked down, it’s nice and thick and perfectly delicious on a turkey sandwich!
And finally the Coconut Bon-Bon’s. Strawberry made these all on her own. She made enough for Thanksgiving, her Christmas Tea Party and Christmas. Planning ahead!
These are filled with coconut and covered in Dark Chocolate.
I had to run a few errands today too. I had to pick up the boy’s from College, find a pair of dressy shoes for Marshmallow, and get some sweetened condensed milk for the bon-bons (opps, that didn’t make it on my list!). There was more I wanted to do today…like make a quiche for breakfast tomorrow, clean the little bathroom, wrap a few Christmas presents. That’s okay though. Tomorrow is going to be a big day! We are getting closer to our day of Thanks!!