I hope that everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! We decided not to travel this year. Although we enjoy seeing family, the break never seems long enough to make the drive out to the Midwest. Instead, we had a meal with friends here in Atlanta. Our hosts made a spicy duck crêpe that was the star of the show. I made a chocolate marmalade torte from this book, which I have mentioned previously on my blog. The next day we fixed a meal at home of turkey breast, challah bread stuffing with apples, celery and onion, crispy potatoes sautéed in rendered duck fat (sent home with us by our friends the previous day), sage mashed potatoes, and cranberry-ginger-apple relish. It was delish.
Thanksgiving break was busy for me as I have been doing my final preparations for the Renegade Holiday Sale in Chicago this coming weekend. This week I have been coming home from work and immediately heading to the sewing machine, and working until it is time to go to bed. I think that I won't know what to do with myself after the sale is over. I wake up thinking about it and go to bed thinking about it. This is how it is with me. If I want something to succeed, I put as much of myself into it as I am able. I suppose I am a perfectionist. For some stupid reason this makes me often think of a quote from the movie Ace Ventura: "Obsess much?" Yeah, I probably do. I guess that most artists do, in some way, shape, or form.
I'll leave you with this fine specimen of high-class entertainment (which, admittedly, I do happen to find pretty funny):