November 30, 2008

The two cornish hens...

I hope all of you had a great holidays in case you celebrated. We don't really celebrate it, but since we live in the U.S. we get kind of sucked in. I don't mind Thanksgiving because I really like the purpose of the holiday- eating- no I am just kidding. I think it is important to stop at least once a year, look back and give thanks. In Slovakia, we kind of do this on the New Years Eve (Silvester).



We all get a turkey at work from my two bosses. Last year I asked for two cornish hens instead. We are not too crazy about turkey at my house, so I felt like it would be a waste. In the past, I gave our turkey to the friends. I got my two cornish hens this year as well. The two cornish hens are perfect for us. Years ago, I found a simple and very tasteful recipe somewhere online (sorry don't have a link, it was seriously about 5-6 years ago). The whole recipe is very simple. It is cornish hen with sage and lemon. You melt the butter with dried sage and spread it with your hands all over the hen, also in between skin and meat. You stuffed cornish hen with more dried sage (you can also use fresh sage) and lemon. Bake and that's it!
For the side I used stuffing recipe from years ago too, but very similar to this except the brandy. It was just two of us since I was sick like a dog, but we had a nice day.



I had a lot of crafting plans for this prolonged weekend, but this time it was never ending flu that got in my way. I did some sewing anyway, but not even close to what I had planned.
I decided that since it is only about two weeks until I go home, I really need to focus on everything else that needs to get done. For some unexplained reason I am extremally stressed out about the whole thing. I need to put myself together somehow. Sigh.....



Also, I just recently joined a number 3 group of Sew Craft Blog. I like the idea of meeting new blogers. You can find links to the blogs in my group on the sidebar.

P.S.: On the pictures:
One of the quilts awaiting binding - in works.
Two pillows to match the quilt - in works.
Will post more later.

8 comments:

Corvus said...

Hi there! I'm a new member of your group on the Sew Craft Blog too, just dropping in to say hi. The cornish hens sound wonderful- makes me salivate to think about it.

QuiltedSimple said...

Glad you had a good day - I too have been down with the flu - ugh. I think today finally I might be back to normal. Love the quilt!
Kris

randi said...

Cornish hens are so good, and there isn't as much left over. With turkey, you have food for days, which isn't so good sometimes!

hillary said...

hi i am a member also. i love the owls!

Becky said...

Yum... I haven't had cornish hens in AGES. So good.

Dee Light said...

My mom does her turkey simular to the way you do your hens.

Hope you're feeling better.

Love your quilts!!

edward and lilly said...

Love the quilt, and thanks for the link to Sew Craft Blog.

intergalacticrose said...

Love the pillows...