Each week, Faith & Family hosts Small Successes, where we celebrate the small things we accomplish each day.
1. I started baking for Thanksgiving! I'm very excited that my brother with his family, my sister with her family, and my parents (maybe even with my youngest sister) are coming here to the Range for Thanksgiving this year. I've already sketched out most of the menu for the time they'll be here (including a complete Thanksgiving menu) and this week I made our first batch of rolls. I'm using a recipe from the free trial issue of Cook's Illustrated Country magazine. (You can get it here.) They'll go in the freezer to finish baking after the turkey is done. (Anyone know how many rolls I need if we have ten adults and nine kids?)
2. I organized my recipe binder, including purging a great many recipes I finally convinced myself I would never make. I even used some card stock to separate the sections. Now I just need to get a new binder because this one is starting to come apart at the bottom.
3. We moved the dresser (that had been in the kids' room and ended up in the living room when we rearranged the bunk beds) and all its drawers to right in front of the window, where it will be a convenient resting place for all sorts of things (like the 75 books that are going back to the library tomorrow) until my parents take it home with them in November.
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