Thanksgiving Day

Oh my stars!  I had no idea how complicated cooking a big meal could be.  First of all, did you know that you have to actually thaw out a frozen turkey ahead of time?  Well you do.  Also, it turns out,  turkeys take quite a while to thaw.  Also, it actually takes hours for a turkey to cook, even if it is thawed!  Sleeping in is not recommended.  By the time I figured all of this out it was about 2 PM and our guests were arriving at 4, so I decided the best thing to do was to throw the turkey into the microwave, but it wouldn’t even fit.  I put it in the oven, frozen, and turned on the broiler.  I guess that doesn’t work very well either because the house smelled terrible and the entire top of the turkey was scorched and it was still frozen.  Unbelievable.  I decided I could cut it up and cook it in pieces in the microwave then piece it back together with toothpicks but I couldn’t cut it because it was really frozen solid.  I finally took it out to the garage and chopped it into pieces with Röbert’s axe but it looked pretty bad and had a bunch of splinters on it from when it hit the floor.  Oh, and there is a package of turkey guts inside that flew out.  What on earth is that all about?  Who would ever want turkey guts?  Disgusting.

When I put the first piece in the microwave it smelled up the house to high heaven.  I decided the best thing to do was pretend that we thought we had been invited for the entire meal, not just dessert, next door.  I think Karen was thrilled to have all 17 of us!

Karen's turkey looked great but she should have made two!

Karen’s turkey looked great but she should have made two!

Now we are home again and I am all snuggled up in my most cuddly clothes.  Making a nice meal for your family is exhausting.

Warm and cozy.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Warm and cozy. Happy Thanksgiving!

5 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Day

  1. Liz Borden

    I hope you let your daughter watch you hack up the turkey with the axe. Knowing how to do things like that can be very useful for a girl, not to mention enjoyable.

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