Cassi Creek: Temperature fell to 16°F last night. There was light snow after dark and the deck and steps became icy again despite a dose of de-icer. This morning I spread more de-icer on the deck, swept the snow off the grill, and am trying to decide whether to smoke the duck outdoors or roast it inside. I’m making a cranberry-pistachio chutney to accompany a Chinese flavored duck, and Brussels sprouts with chestnuts. I made a baked pumpkin custard for Gloria, yesterday, for her dessert. I have a chocolate fudge pie in the freezer.
We’re running through a lot of firewood this month.
Had a long, enjoyable phone call from my older son this evening.
Happy Thanksgiving to all