I’ve decided to make my first ever buttermilk biscuits for Turkey Day dinner, so I’m on the hunt for a recipe. Lots of them seem to involve self-rising flour – and I’ve found self-rising flour doesn’t work right when you are baking a mile above sea-level…

I’m making the dinner (as usual) for myself and my parents.  Since their kitchen SUCKS to cook in, I’m thankful I don’t have to figure out how to cook for a crowd in it…

The menu:

  • Herb Roasted Turkey Breast (yeah, just the breast)
  • Dressing with Fennel, Pine Nuts, & Italian Sausage
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Green Beans with Hazelnuts
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Store bought Pumpkin Pie

I usually make a homemade pumpkin pie, but I haven’t cooked and canned my two pie pumpkins yet and I refuse to use the store bought crap canned pumpkin.  Yeah, I know, I’ll buy a crap store-bought pie but not the crap canned pumpkin…. It’s just how my crazy rolls…

I’ve got everything I need except for the buttermilk… So I should just need to make a quick trip to the store Wednesday morning.

What I’m REALLY looking forward to is Friday/Saturday/Sunday…  I get to paint my Living/Dining room and put up my beautiful new wall sconces… It’s not the actual painting that I’m looking forward to – it’s the fact that that will get rid of a BIG chunk of the dingey yellow that I hate…and the ugly ass wall sconces as well…  I only hope the walls look as good in the new colors as I’m hoping they will – I’m still loving the samples I have painted, so that’s a good sign.

All in all, this holiday weekend is going to be all about banging out some items from my 101 in 1001 list… Oh, and I’ll try and work in some walks or cardio too I guess… And I suppose I’ll also try to not gorge myself on food… After all, my weekly weigh-in is Friday morning…  ;)

In case I don’t blog again before the holiday – Happy Turkey Day all!

help a person lose weight?

I ask because I just started another blog –bittersweetvanilla.com – dedicated to all things food and cooking.  And I’m not talking only “healthy” recipes – I mean ALL food – sweets and other “bad” foods included.

I used to LOVE to cook and bake.  Somewhere along the line I lost that enthusiasm, and I want to get it back.  And I’m hoping the blog will be a way to help – not to mention to help me accomplish a couple of my 101 in 1001 goals (#42 & #46).

I want to find that if I start putting thought into what I eat because I’ll be blogging recipes, that as a result I’ll start eating better – even if that means a sweet treat sometimes.  And I sure as hell can’t blog about eating pizza or fast food every damn night…

Am I crazy or could this work?