Dec. 26th, 2012

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For 12 people. Things I made:

- 2 meat pies (cheated: storebought crusts)
- cornbread and andouille dressing
- 10 pound turkey (oven!fail: took over 4 hours to cook)
- stuffing (oven!fail: overbaked, due to compensating for turkey)

If I was only making the pies, I could've made the crust from scratch, but I've been having some epic headaches this past week and it just wasn't going to happen (also, had I been making the crust myself I would've made a single pie -- why are store-bought "deep dish" pie crusts so damn small?) Would've also made the bread for the stuffing from scratch, since the taste/texture wouldn't have mattered so much if I screwed it up. Also, I thought of that rule about not testing out new recipes on large groups of people... but decided to make cornbread dressing that I've never tried before anyway. Doubled. It came out okay, minus being too dry.

Next time! Bread from scratch. I can definitely tell you though that my biggest pet peeve about recipe sites are those which tell you to use a boxed mix as ingredients. (1 box cornbread mix! How about... some cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and an egg...?)

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