Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Been Prepping already today!

So we're one day early on our prep work... but it is so worth it!

Today I knocked out making:

Onion Dip

1 1/2 chopped medium yellow or white onions
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup Mayo
1/2 of a 16oz tub of sour cream
salt & pepper to taste

In a bowl mix sour cream, Mayo, chives, oregano, salt and pepper.

In a hot pan add the olive oil, then add the chopped onion and garlic. Allow to sweat until everything is translucent. Do not caramelize or brown the onion. Remove from heat and then let get to room temp. Then fold into the sour cream mix. Let sit over night before serving for the best flavor!

I had to taste test that dip for awhile... but I'm pretty sure I got it right! Yummmm

Next, I decided to reconstitute 1 cup of dried cranberries for my stuffing, and I just happened to want to make a warm cranberry/apple cider for the kids. So I heated the apple cider on the store add the cranberries, waited until they were nice and soft and the strained them out. They are in the fridge waiting to be added to the stuffing. The cider is back in the gallow jug to go back in the fridge. Thursday I will add some cinnamon, orange peel and brown sugar and warm it through to serve as our special drink. (I add a shot of Apple Schnapps to the adult drinks... here's where we hid that recipe to made our own apple schnapps!) I won't be cutting up the apples for our stuffing until right before I make it, I don't want them to brown.

I also took the opportunity to cut up all my root veggies and celery for the veggie tray. I put them in some  tupperware with cold water and put in the fridge. Its perfect because I made a lot of extra so use to snack on between now and then. Saves me a world of trouble when the little one or I want a quick healthy snack.

Tonight I will boil the shrimp for the shrimp dip... because I would LOVE to test that recipe next. I posted that back yesterday if you want to look back for it.

Lastly today, the turkey is IN THE BRINE! That was also in yesterday's recipes on the blog.

But I think I did good..... I will drain it out tomorrow night and put him in the fridge until roast time.

What a great full DAY!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds busy and yummy! I've been baking today...blogged about it too! ;-)

    The jump start to me makes the actual day so much more enjoyable.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!