Thursday, November 22, 2012
As I'm gearing up for my Black Friday shopping (no Thanksgiving shopping for me, thank you very much!), I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone well, and to say that there was only one more mishap added to my Thanksgiving adventures. I got up early this morning to start the turkey. I pulled the neck and a bag of giblets out of the bird's chest cavity, stuffed it with celery and onion, and into the oven it went (with a little help from my man; no need to break another toe by dropping a big ol' bird on it). It only took 45 minutes or so longer than I really thought it would take to cook (which was factored into prep time, so no biggie, we still only waited about 15 minutes for it to come out of the oven beyond the promised time for lunch). BUT, I did leave the bag with the gizzard inside the turkey. I didn't realize there would be two bags. Oops. But it didn't mess up the bird. I'm happy to say that the turkey was quite moist, the broccoli casserole was creamy and tasty, the gingered potatoes had a pleasant warm undertone, and the red velvet cake was baked to perfection. Yes, I am patting myself on the bag. By the grace of God, my man and I were able to present a perfectly edible (okay, more than edible) meal on our first hosting occasion.
Okay, that's all for today. Stay safe, everyone. I'll be back with stitching updates before too long!