Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cranberry Liqueur

For quite a few Thanksgivings and Christmases we would make a cocktail called Crimson Royale.  It calls for cranberry liqueur which I was able to buy at my nearby ABC store.  Then a few years ago I couldn't find cranberry liqueur anywhere....very more Crimson Royales.

But then last year I came across a recipe for Cranberry Liqueur.  I made a batch last year and enjoyed Crimson Royales during our many (for us) snowstorms.  This year..on the Sunday after Thanksgiving...I started another batch.  Today I bottled it for gifts.  I just love the color!

And I found the labels here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas in Slow Motion

I really am getting ready for's just in slow motion.  Oh to have the spirit I used to have.
I'm still kind of in Thanksgiving mode...two weeks before Christmas...not good.
I made turkey gumbo today..a very good thing.  I dubbed it angel food a few years should try it. 
I use the recipe from Justin Wilson's Homegrown Louisiana Cookin' and the leftover Thanksgiving turkey.   Now I am cleaning off my desk and the next project is to figure out the gifts I have bought and the gifts I still need to buy or make.  One problem...I made a list that I can't read.  I was afraid that a family member may pick it up so I used abbreviations...I have no idea what some of them mean.  But the goal is to be completely organized by the end of this weekend and finished with shopping and decorating by next weekend.  And if I don't finish...I don't finish.  The world will not end.