time to start all the holiday decorating till i remember i hate capitalism and don’t actually have any money!
Meow and Somesuch
Oh my god I’m an idiot I forgot to add dechlorinator before I added my betta to his salt dip and ohmygod I think I added it in time but I’m going to hover near him for the next few hours just in case
My first betta I bought at walmart and brought it home on my bike in those cups. Halfway home, most of the water had splashed out. I had to get tap water from a stranger’s house to refill the cup and the fish was fiiine. Till it died from ignorance and neglect a few weeks later.
Why is it so much easier to practice making small talk with people in Nebraska? God they’re so friendly here. In Texas everyone just tries their hardest to ignore each other, I have no idea how anyone makes friends.
Wow, first thing I’ve ever heard about Texas that I actually like.
No seriously. Fucking best turkey ever. Not to toot my own horn or anything. Everything else was also so awesome. Gonna have to work twice as hard to top this next year.
The title is totally unrelated to what I’m about to ramble about.
So the turkey is halfass brined and I’ll be shoving bread in its cavities tomorrow and cooking it in its own juices.
I made mashed potatoes in a rather non-traditional method. I cut em up into tiny pieces and placed them in a roasting pan with herbs/seasonings, butter, cream, and chicken broth; roasting them for an hour or so. Mashed them up, and placed them into storage containers to be reheated tomorrow. Mashed roasted potatoes.
The pumpkin pie.
Oh god, the pumpkin pie.
Ok we tried one of the pies early.
The crust (made from butter and seekret ingredients) is totally worth the time and effort to make by hand. So much better than store-bought or the usual ingredients (crisco—bleh). So tasty, so flaky… The filling is great, too. I started with the basic Libby’s pumpkin recipe for pumpkin pie filling and altered it quite a bit. Extra egg, some cornstarch, substituted some of the sugar with brown sugar, changed up the spices. Going to wager my tweaks are better!
Tomorrow I’ll make up the bean casserole (also altered quite a bit from the “traditional” recipe).
Think I’m going to go ahead and order this book.
Boyfriend after trying scotch whisky for the first time.