It's almost Thanksgiving and this will be the first year that we are at home with just the 3 teens. We decided to do something special in this case. We're having Marinated Pork Tenderloin on the grill instead of turkey! Yum! It's marinating right now in Allegro. The kids love this! If there are any leftovers, we love tenderloin sandwiches.
This will be the first year with no mashed potatoes. None of the kids wanted them. (They prefer instant mashed potatoes...what have we done?!) I will be making Sweet Potato Casserole, despite the fact that pecans are $10 per pound. To look ahead, I *will* be purchasing a pecan tree. Preferably, at least a 5 year old tree. I don't want to wait forever for pecans.
Taking Christiana to see Breaking Dawn Part 1 on Wednesday! Maybe we'll go out to eat, too. So much fun!
In the Kitchen News, I have been reading lots and lots this summer and fall on Traditional Foods. I haven't read the book that started this nutrition trend...Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price, but I hope to get a copy soon. I will probably purchase the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon soon. I am thoroughly enjoying drinking Kombucha, made at home; milk kefir and water kefir sodas. The kids will drink the water kefir sodas. Marcus likes the White Grape and Raspberry soda and we all like the grape sodas. I need to go buy more bottle caps to seal the bottle shut. They can be very fizzy!
With my milk kefir, I have been making milkshakes. Banana ice cream, made by a local dairy, milk kefir...and, yes, an unhealthy packet of Aspartame. I think I will try it with my home grown Stevia leaves and see if it still tastes yummy.