It's ironic that this is "turkey" week because there have been a few times when I've felt a bit like one... to the point where I should have been roasted and sliced to pieces. From "duh" moments to "oops... shouldn't have done that" moments, I'll be glad when this week is over. And no, I don't have to worry about Black Friday, shopping and huge crowds at the mall. I'm planning on being a hermit this weekend. That's the plan anyway.
The truth is that I've already gotten some Christmas shopping done... and it was sort of the start of my "turkey-ness".
After getting the catalog, I had to race go to Crate and Barrel. How adorable are these? Gingham Ramekins.
And then there were these fabulous Norwegian Chalet Latte Mugs!
Turkey Moment No. 2. I bought two cups without really looking at them, and then when I got them home and turned them over to take off the price tag -- nope, hadn't even looked at that before -- I liked the cups that much. Well, duh. Designed by Kate Spain! No wonder I loved them. After using them, I had to order a couple more, they're that terrific. I would have bought them even if I didn't like her so much -- and her fabric. Meeting her was one of the highlights of my trip to New York City for the Infinite Variety quilt show.
Please forgive the shameless copying of a certain someone's coffee picture, especially because her pictures always have more style. Which reminds me, can I have a show of hands on how many of us covet this Keep Calm and Carry On coffee cup? Not just one with that saying on it but that one... one exactly like it. If you know where to find one, please let me know.
Stuffing -- do you make your own from scratch? Or do you use a boxed stuffing mix? I've been entertained reading some of the food-blogger posts about stuffing -- homemade vs. Pepperidge Farms. While we don't use it ~ my Mom has made her own for as long as I can remember ~ I've always liked the PF. In recent years, I've bought and used the Foccacia stuffing mix from Williams-Sonoma and its terrific. Though I have to tell you, we don't make it the way it says on the box. It's very good but it's much better if you "Paula Deen" the recipe, substituting a stick or two of butter for the olive oil.
Just so you know, the taste-testing shows that even among serious foodies, blind taste-testing have Pepperidge Farms winning out by a landslide. Even the Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appetit magazine, Adam Rapoport, prefers his Mom's stuffing recipe over all others. What is her secret? Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix with a few extras.
Turkey Moment No. 3. I had to go to the grocery store three times -- yes, three times -- because I kept forgetting to get bread for the stuffing. Seriously. One of the trips was even specifically for the bread! And I still forgot it. I get sidetracked easily.
Turkey Moment No. 4 doesn't come with a picture because that would mean taking a picture of a package that came back in the mail yesterday after having the wrong address on it. Oy vey.
But I think my worst "turkey moment" was the other night when I left a comment on a blog before thinking about it. Dumb. I should know better. Like a few others, I didn't have all the facts and I jumped to a conclusion. The wrong one. Seriously. I really should have known better.
So before I have another one of my "moments", I'm going to leave you with this...
I hope you have a very safe and happy one... and that all your "turkey moments" are tasty ones.