I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is in 4 days. Apart from my turkey, I have given absolutely no thought as to what I am going to make. I have however, planned out my Black Friday shopping list. Now we just have to figure out who goes where.
So as you can see, I have finally moved on from pumpkin. Now it’s cranberries baby!! I love the vibrant pink color that comes from cranberries.
If you are not a fan of cranberry sauce, you need to try this Cranberry Mousse. It is perfect for those folks who do not like overly sweet treats. This mousse is slightly tart, perfectly sweet and totally creamy. It is really easy to make and can be made 2 days ahead of time.
I made this recipe twice. The first time it was late and I had had a verrrry long day. Instead of whipping the cream and folding the cranberry sauce into it, I just added the cream to the cranberry sauce while cooking it. The result-cranberry pudding. It was seriously delicious and my husband and kids literally wiped the bowl clean.
I thought the would be a fitting time to share this recipe seeing as how Hanukkah is coming up. Although I am not Jewish (even though it does run through my blood) I have had the opportunity to try some of the traditional Hanukkah dishes, and boy are they good!
I have been making Challah, or what we call Tresse for years now. When we lived in Switzerland, I would pick one up every Monday morning and my husband and son would have a slice each morning throughout the week.
My husband has a massive OCD complex. He thinks he can do everything better than I can. In most cases he is right, I must admit. When we were preparing for the birth of my daughter, I decided that I wanted to make all of her blankets. Apparently my stitching was not straight enough, so he took over my entire project in order to finish it “correctly”. Now I know what you are thinking, and I assure you he is the manliness of men.
So when I was assembling the Tresse, I was not braiding it tight enough. So guess who took over….hubby wubby as usual. In 2 minutes he had a perfectly braided loaf. This happens Every. Single. Time. Good thing he is good looking and a great husband
This bread is great eaten with a bit of butter or turned into french toast with leftovers. It also makes a mean bread pudding! Note that although the prep time on this is high, 2/3 of it is rising time!