The guidelines said to make decorative crust bits in the shape of leaves, fruit and flowers. Scoff! Why would I do that when I have The Most Awesome Cookie Cutters EVAH, courtesy of The Elite Businessman?
Zombie victim pie is so much more fun! Particularly pleased that the juice from the blackberries kinda looked like blood. What the guests didn't finish on that day they squabbled among themselves to divvy up the rest for home. And what they did not know until they get around to reading the blog - there were two pies! The other one was in the freezer because I know how you people are. I wasn't being all Gracious by passing up a slice to make sure the guests had plenty...I HAVE AN ENTIRE PIE TO MYSELF. It'll probably be gone by Tuesday.
This turned out to be the best Thanksgiving Chicken I have *ever* made! The only thing I did differently was using the dry salt bath described here instead of the bucket of brine I usually do, then roasted per the direction of Juila. It turned out fantastic.
As you can see, the CFE's camera started acting up, so that's all there is of this year's decoration, but you can get a general sense of things from last year's picts. I might risk doing up a little bit of the outside of this house this year. While I mull, start the season off right, with a Holiday Carol from the supremely fine folks at the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.
Whatever you & yours did for Thanksgiving, hope it was fun and fabulous!