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Thanksgiving Prep Day 2



Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans....:pb_lol: Here it is a week after Thanksgiving and I still haven't finished blogging about it.

While doing my preps for Thanksgiving, I heard a story on the radio about Kim Kardashian wanting Kanye West to buy her a very expensive diamond choker as a push present. I chuckled to myself and found myself feeling extremely grateful that I was not born into her family. I would either be the black sheep that no one talks about, or they'd hold numerous interventions trying to show me the error of my ways. I have no desire to spend my time worrying over clothes that cost more than my car, finding a plastic surgeon to "fix" my face, or fighting the paparazzi wherever I go. :hand: 

Back to food...

My favorite potato for mashing, baking, and roasting is Klondike Rose. Recently, we have been having trouble finding any at the stores we usually shop at, so Mr. Cartmann99 selected another potato with yellow flesh that advertised itself as having a buttery taste. He asked that I do a taste test and if I wasn't happy with it, to let him know and he would pop by another grocery store chain to see if they had some.


The potatoes he selected were fine, but they were not as good as the Klondike Rose potatoes. After discussing it, we decided that we should grow some potatoes in our garden. After some furious Googling, I located a gentleman in Washington state who grows some red skinned yellow fleshed potatoes with a taste profile similar to the Klondike Rose. Once his online seed store opens back up, we intend to place an order so that we can try to grow our own. :pb_smile: 

Along with the pies from the previous day, Mr Cartmann99 asked for something a little lighter to have with his tea. He is an avid hot tea drinker. He starts his day with English Breakfast, has Earl Grey in the early afternoon, and finishes out his day with an assortment of herb teas. His favorite shortbread cookie is a coffee flavored shortbread cookie. I also make a vanilla-orange and a chocolate-peppermint version of these.


Technically, this batch is mocha because I used the food processor to make some hot cocoa mix and didn't wash the work bowl in between. Scandalous! :twisted:



 I also made some cranberry-orange sauce. I love cranberry sauce. I sometimes put whipped cream on top and eat it for dessert. 


The cranberries had a nice bath.



This isn't the best picture. I've got a better shot I'll put up later of the cranberry sauce on Mr Cartmann99's plate.


Speaking of whipped cream...



Day two is over and we have cookies, cranberry-orange sauce, and whipped cream! :dance:

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I love shortbread snd it's my husband's favorite, but I can never get the texture right.  Any tips?

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I love shortbread snd it's my husband's favorite, but I can never get the texture right.  Any tips?

 What exactly do you feel is wrong with the texture of your cookies? I'm definitely not an expert on the subject of shortbread, but I'll try to help you if I can. :pb_smile:

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