Friday, November 24, 2006

Sweet Turkey Day

Sweet Potato Rum Bundt Cake
Originally uploaded by SunFlowery.
This is a photo of the sweet potato rum bundt cake I made for our family thanksgiving shin dig. Doesn't it look pretty? I worked really hard on it. I followed every instruction on the recipe to the letter and was really proud of it. However, it didn't go over very big. I had two pieces and others had a taste but we still have a bunch left over. I liked it although I do admit that there may have been a tad too much rum in the glaze. I should have shorted it like I thought to do, but I wanted to follow the recipe. Oh well.

Our Thanksgiving was OK. I managed to clean the house and get the cheesy potatoes made the night before. All Bob's family except for one brother and one grown nephew showed up so we had a party room full of people. I wasn't feeling 100% so I wasn't the best hostess, but they are all pretty laid back and I am sure didn't care. There is never a shortage of conversation in his family, so there was no pressure there. It's always nice to see everyone and the food was great, so all in all, it went well.

We found out from Bob's sister that his dad is ill and was diagnosed with something that is eerily similar to the mysterious illness that left Bob in the ICU some 3 years ago. Aparently it's genetic in nature and would explain several weird symptoms from that illness. Bob hasn't really had a problem with it since his discharge but it's good to know. He is going to the doctor on Tuesday and will bring it up to him then.

I didn't have to work today and for the first time in recent memory, I joined the ranks of the "Black Friday" shoppers. I was up and out the door by 6:30 in order to get to Walgreen's by 7. They were advertising prelit 6.5 ft Christmas trees for $20. I got one with multicolored lights. I also got some multi colored lights to decorate our balconies, and 4 stocking hangers. All for under $50 total. I was home by 8:30 and set up our new tree. I didn't realize how thin and spindly it was until it was set up and plugged in, but what do you want for 20 bucks?

The rest of this weekend will be filled with Christmas decorating, turkey making, and family gathering. Hope you had a nice holiday weekend yourself. Make some time to stop and have some bundt cake.


Yvonne said...

I'm glad you had a nice time even if you weren't feeling 100%.

lap said...

That bundt is GORGEOUS though. I love the idea of a sweet potato bundt cake too, and at a holiday function you can't be blamed for too much rum!(can you?) You get kudos and leftover cake too.