The oven is preheating.
The roast is coming to room temperature and has it’s crust of kosher salt, horseradish, garlic, – oh crap I forgot the garlic … ok I’m back now, had to scrape it all off and add the garlic – rosemary, thyme, and olive oil. Well now that it’s taken so long, the roast is in the oven.
The vegetables are blanched. They’ll get saute’d with shallots later.
The cookies are frosted … oh yeah, I have a picture [going to get camera] Now you can see why I don’t paint or draw freehand … it’s just not something I do well. Royal Icing is some weird stuff. I added green food colouring to some and red food colouring to some and kept some white.
The little smokies are in the crockpot doing what they do in catsup, grape jelly, mustard, and hot sauce.
The apple cider is in the other crockpot simmering with cinnamon sticks, allspice, and cloves.
The house is relatively tidy (notice I said relatively). Some day we’ll actually be totally unpacked and it’ll be time to move.
The potatos need to be washed, cubed and boiled. The appetizers need to be put out. Some need to be assembled and others just need to be unpackaged.
Packages need to be wrapped.
I have two and a half hours. I just ate a turkey sandwich … maybe I’ll make it to bedtime.