It’s almost Christmas! As per usual, we are hosting dinner on the eve. John is making cheese souffle for the vegetarian dish and I decided to try something I’ve always been curious about:
Turducken! I wanted to make something that would fit in a roaster since the souffle will be in the oven and we won’t be opening and closing the oven during the cooking, so this fits the bill. I hope it’s good. If not, at least Denny’s is open 😀
We grocery shop once a week. If we run out of something, we make do until the next weekend (unless it’s milk). This helps keep the grocery budget down because there is no impulse buying. Now that I just said that, I went out to pick up the turducken and a couple other things for baking and I couldn’t resist a gift for Pixie’s stocking:
She is in my lap as I type this. I can talk and write all I want about her gift because she can’t read! LOL Of course, she will likely want to play more with the ties that hold these to the package than the actual balls. I’m a sucker.
Projects are happening finally. Painting the cabinets for my parents’ kitchen:
I decided to bring all the doors home with me so that I can paint them as I can rather than going over there multiple times for multiple coats. The paint is Valspar enamel for cupboards, so hopefully it will hold up. Do you like my sophisticated numbering system ( 8 ). Scraps of post-it notes just so I can keep track of which door goes where.
I also fiddled with my new desk. The woman I bought it from said the drawers needed to be adjusted. A good look at it showed it’s not the drawers, but loose joints in the frame. Refastening and glue drying:
Now the drawers fit much better. You can see the veneer chips along the bottom better in this picture. I wonder if I can actually put veneer on this. I probably won’t do much else with this for a while since my parents’ kitchen is the priority now. At least the desk is functional and I can use it.
Lots of stuff to cram into the next couple of days, that’s for sure!