The degree of business and mayhem has steadily increased since Saturday. Monday afternoon I simply couldn't fight the crowd to do my own shopping when I got off work. I finally got it done last night. I came home so tired, but got a second wind and made two desserts last night. I baked a pie pumpkin for the first time and used it for Pumpkin Cheesecake. I used this recipe because I liked the proportions of crust to cheesecake. It isn't a rated recipe so I'm a little nervous how it will taste.
It sure looks yummy.
I also made Millionaire's Shortbread, sort of a super indulgent and rich homemade Twix bar. I used the Salted Caramel and Chocolate Ganache that was left from my birthday cake. I made the shortbread layer and then just melted and spread the caramel and chocolate. I chilled it in the
Either way it's delicious!
My friends know how much I love to cook and bestowed me with some seriously awesome cooks tools for my birthday. I got these gorgeous handmade cutting boards, made by family friend Justin, a Cast Iron Grill Pan, an Enameled Cast Iron Skillet, and not pictured, new measuring cups and spoons. I love cooking tools and gadgets!
My birthday flowers. The sunflowers outlasted everything else, so this was actually the second arrangement that I made with them.
I still plan to make a Lemon Almond Meringue Tart from the Baked cookbook. I have to get my act together and do that before work. Tomorrow I will also make that Scalloped Sweet Potato and Sweet Onions with Cheddar Cheese thing that I mentioned before, yum. Then I relax, eat, hang with Karlie, etc. I have almost survived my first holiday at Central Market, but I feel like I need a few days of sleep to recover and that is not going to happen.
I'm a bit scared to go to work today, only slightly kidding. I close tonight. Yesterday there were employees from all over the store and even from the district offices in to help bag groceries. I was on a busy register most of the day and it was just non-stop. If you have to shop today I would go early (too late) or late. Wish me luck!
Happy Thanksgiving to you.
I hope you are spending the day with people you love.
I am thankful that my entire family will be together for the holiday.
It is and always has been my favorite holiday and I don't think the mayhem at work can ruin that for me.