Wanted: Blow Torch

One of this weekend’s projects is figuring out what I’m going to make for Thanksgiving.

We’re a very small crowd (3) and I decided months ago that I didn’t want to make turkey. I was sure that as the holiday got closer I would change my mind but I haven’t. I’m not sure what this is all about because I love the traditional Thanksgiving dinner but I don’t want to do it.

Part of me says it’s the work. But the things I’m thinking of making would also be lots of work.

Anyway, I need to go through my giant recipe files and books with marked pages and figure out what it’s going to be.

At the moment I’m thinking handmade pasta because I’ve always wanted to do that. I recently ran across a recipe for pasta with pancetta and something else. I can’t remember exactly but it sounded like it would be good.

Yesterday’s New York Times had a fantastic looking bread recipe that I think I might try. Bob and I have been talking about making a bean store run so I could grab some special flour along with all my other treats.

I’d need some sort of vegetable side. I need to do some homework on that one. And dessert.

As my regular readers know, I’m all about all things pumpkin and I have a bushel sitting on my counter just longing to fulfill their life purpose to be baked into a pie. BUT Cooks Illustrated just had a Pots de Crème recipe that was very tempting. And I’ve been dying to try Crème Brûlée. I have a Kitchen Kaboodle gift certificate burning (heh heh) a hole in my pocket. Could a home kitchen blow torch be far behind?

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