I finished making Julia Usher’s Snow Globe cookies, as featured in her book. They were a lot of work but so worth it! The cookies are amazing! They’re delicious too; the whole house is scented with their buttery goodness.
Today’s lunch was Thanksgiving Salad. What a refreshing way to have Thanksgiving leftovers! Salad ingredients were cold Thanksgiving dinner leftovers: Turkey, Bell Pepper Rings, Stuffing, Cranberries, Parmesan Crusted Pumpkin Wedge and Green Bean Casserole.
To make Stuffing Croutons, I baked leftover stuffing on a cookie sheet at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes.
For the dressing, I combined equal amounts of leftover Cranberry Orange Relish and Pomegranate Salad Dressing. Thinly sliced cranberries were used for the garnish.
The Thanksgiving Salad was delicious!
With the weather turning cold, soup is especially welcome. My son Isaiah made a delicious soup to start off our Thanksgiving feast. Today I enjoyed his leftover Pumpkin Squash Soup.
To garnish, I cut bits of mini red, yellow and orange peppers to look like leaves.
To make the tree, three small scoops of Creme Fraiche were picked up with the tip of the knife and placed on the surface of the soup. Then I drew a toothpick through the cream to form the tree roots and branches. The grass is a scattering of chives. The pepper leaves didn’t float as well as I hoped but they still looked lovely lying on the soup with a dusting of paprika.
The clean crystal and Thanksgiving dishes haven’t even been put away and they’re already sharing the table with crafts. I got a new bead order from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads for All Sparkled Up Etsy projects. Warm ambers, juicy oranges and sunny yellow! These are colors I rarely use so it was really exciting to get something new. I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on such great colors for years.
Funny how our tastes change over the years. My favorite colors are still aqua, pale shell pink and creamy pearl. But lately I’ve been on an orange kick. I love the visual tang!
Oh my goodness, I’ve got more projects going than can fit in one lifetime! Whole notebooks of ideas and a filing cabinet of files. 0_0 Probably enough for at least several brand lines, numerous book series, inventions and more.
I’m sure I’m not the only person with this many leads. How do others reach completion? I’d love to hear how you all prioritize creative pursuits.