Still savoring your Turkey Day leftovers? I just polished off the last of the classic brioche stuffing – my contribution to our family meal – and was sad to see it go. In fact, I’m contemplating whipping up a second batch pronto….
Thanksgiving came and went – and now Christmas and New Year’s Eve are right around the corner! As planned, I prepared classic brioche stuffing and double chocolate pecan pie for the holiday table … and both exceeded my expectations.
It’s the season for treats – and I have one for you! If you’re craving something crunchy, sweet and healthy, bake a batch of dried cranberry and pecan crisps. The recipe is simple and can easily be customized to suit your preference (or what’s in your pantry).
I experienced a few firsts over the weekend, including a trip to the Marin Country Mart and lunch at Rustic Bakery (purveyor of the finest flatbreads I’ve ever tasted). And, after living in the Bay Area for more than 30 years, I finally walked across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. I have been contemplating what to bring to our family dinner for weeks and am currently leaning toward mushroom brioche stuffing and some type of pie. Or perhaps I’ll recreate this vegetable tarte tatin and shaved Brussels sprouts salad, which I put together specially for Pottery Barn.
What a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. For the first time in months, I spent Saturday doing “my thing” – that is, taking a walk, hitting up the mall and cooking something tasty (i.e., chicken and sweet potato chowder) … all before 1:00 p.m.
Where did October go? It’s been extremely busy at work, and my evenings and weekends are flying by. Tomorrow, I’ll be en route to San Diego for Adobe MAX. And when I return, I have a three-day offsite meeting to attend and countless tasks to juggle. There truly is no rest for the weary.