Homemade cornbread > Stuffing:
Adorable kitchen helper:
Cornish Game Hens:
Thanksgiving Day Crossword (they made it about half-way) (it's ongoing):
Mac 'n Cheese ("traditional" fare when there's a toddler in the house):
Time to relax:
Junah was an even bigger help in the kitchen than his sister -- helping to make his mac 'n cheese, and also with whipping cream for pie -- but no pics. In fact, I sort of lost the photo-thread by the time all the food was ready and served! The Cornish hens looked (and tasted) divine.
It was all delicious -- not over-the-top quantity-wise, as sometimes happens (thankful for the small hens instead of a huge turkey). There was a lot more stuffing than I was expecting -- enough for TWO 2-qt. dishes instead of one (I'll adjust that recipe, I think)! The Rotkraut was delicious (and I love that it could/should be made ahead). With the cabbage, beets and cranberry sauce, there was a lot of red at our table!
I love the mission behind the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale... but I didn't really care for the actual beer. I'm glad I tried it! There were three bottles in the variety pack of New Belgium beer that I bought for the holiday... not sure what's going to happen to the other two bottles. Heh.
Hope you're having a great Friday. I worked for half the day, and now I think it might be nap time.