My name is Catherine aka Comrade Von Pussycat, this blog is a cheeky homage to all of the Bond girls I grew up watching on screen and aspiring to be like. I am a California girl who fell in love, and married a Macedonian boy. We have a cat named Samson who we rescued from the snowy winter streets and who now repays me by humping my leg incessantly...such a creep! Oh, and I also happen to love the 1940's and 1950's, so stay tuned if you love vintage too!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
I know it is a little late, but I just came out of a turkey and stuffing coma! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, for those celebrating! There is nothing quite like Thanksgiving, all the family around one table eating, discussing, and making merry. I love the holidays! Here are a few holiday snaps of my humble Thanksgiving dinner in Macedonia (I was deeply homesick, but I still managed to have a wonderful holiday with my Love, the Bear, my in-laws, and my fellow American woman who is also married to a Macedonian!).
Sir Hump-a-Lot's 1st turkey dinner! Here we are taking a break from all of the kitchen prep!
Later on that evening, Samson decided that he would be the guardian of the libations...what a handsome pussycat, I must say!
The guest of honor, Mr. Turkey! It was only my second turkey, so I was watching a lot of videos online to watch the pro's before I attempted roasting the thing. I ended up making a butter and dark brown sugar glaze, which made it finger lickin- good! No really, everyone was licking their fingers! I am pretty proud of myself for achieving such a result!
The Bear's first time carving a turkey, which he mastered at once! Thank you youtube ;)
Speaks for itself, methinks!
I also whipped up a batch of red wine cranberry sauce with orange peel and Muscovado sugar. They don't have fresh cranberries here, but it turned out nicely with dried.
Another glamour shot
I also made a leek, toasted walnut, and giblet stuffing which was absolutely divine!