My Thursday Three

My Thursday Three concerns creative endeavors which I’ve attempted lately.

DSC037181.  A very good friend of mine had twin grandbabies, so I decided to make something special for them – crocheted baby booties. Never mind that I hadn’t crocheted anything in decades. It’s like riding a horse, er…bike, right? Well, not so much, but the skill did return to me and I made cute booties – then sent them off without taking pics. ::headsmack::

But I made more for Hubby’s great-nephew and added a beanie because they live up north where it’s cold. Cute, eh? I posted a few other crochet projects on my Facebook page.

2. My second creative endeavor is a new WIP I’m working on, (one of two) with a temporary title of Runaway Fiance. I think that title will go, because it doesn’t speak to the sexy, tropical, Christmas-y story about Nick and Noelle.

3. The third endeavor was actually a co-endeavor with Hubby. He’d gotten this great recipe from a buddy for smoked wild pheasant. It was pretty involved which is where the ‘creative endeavor’ part comes in. If you don’t believe me, just look at the process below.

First we had to marinate them an apple cider brine for about 36 hours with onions, lemons garlic, herbs and fresh ginger:Marinating Pheasants

Then we covered with an olive oil/Jack Daniels glaze, dusted it liberally with a spice rub, then finally wrapped it in peppered bacon:Pheasants seasoned, wrapped and ready to smoke

Then Hubby smoked it for several hours:Pheasants on the smoker

And this was the yummy result:Voila! Smoked Pheasants.

We added a cranberry stuffing, Cajun Black-eyed Peas, Cauliflower-Potato Mash, Brussel sprouts w/bacon & balsamic, and a fresh whole cranberry sauce. DE-lish!

Throughout my life, whenever I didn’t have my nose stuck in a book , I itched to do something creative or learn some new skill. Have you ever felt like that? What kinds of projects did you tackle?

About Carol Burnside

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of the Sweetwater Springs series of contemporary romance with serious sizzle and a variety of other works, some written as Annie Rayburn. Her novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. Carol / Annie blogs here and on www.PetitFoursAndHotTamales.com.
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2 Responses to My Thursday Three

  1. tamibrothers says:

    Cute!!! I’m sure she will be more than happy to take a photo with them ON the babies. :)

    That looks yummy. Now my mouth is watering. :)

    Tami

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