Guys! Where did last week go?
We spent a cold and amazing Thanksgiving weekend walking in the woods, cooking, eating and being together. Years ago my Mom started using this weekend to do a family community kitchen where many hands make light(er) work. We had a great time chopping and prepping vegetables for a million jars of anti pasto.
This year my sisters and I decided to do a run at soups. Mom supplied the kitchen and the pressure canner. Eight hours later we had Lentil Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Roasted Vegetables and Gingered Carrot Stew.
My sister Charlotte channels every matriarch of a large clan whenever she cooks. It is a running family joke that Charlotte's minimum cooking quantity is for a family of six - 4 of whom are teenagers so when it was decided that we would triple the recipes we were all a little concerned.
Mom made an amazing fresh cranberry compote.