Check, double check
It’s the day before Thanksgiving.
As I am Chief Cook and Bottle Washer for the day, it is incumbent upon me to do a) the shopping, b) the pies, c) the everything else.
Yesterday we did the shopping. Turkey, ham, potatoes (which on my list is “pots” which makes Kjarsti laugh), stuffing, etc. We are opting for cauliflower and brussels sprouts for veggies.
Today is Pie Day. Let you think I have the skill of Omar in that department, I do not. This year I purchased Marie Callendar’s frozen deep-dish pie shells. I will be making pumpkin, blackberry, chocolate, and banana creme. Life is too short to make that many pie crusts.
The bread is drying for the stuffing, and tonight I will prepare the stuffing as well. When I stumble out of bed at some horrible hour to put the bird in the oven, I want to be as little awake as possible. I will stuff and shove. That’s my motto. (I’m doing the turkey math now. Would you like to follow along?
(for additional Turkey Math, please go here.)
Turkey is 25.85 lbs.
18 minutes to the pound.
6.46 hours. (Carolyn says 6 hours should do it)
Want bird out at 2:30 (and if it comes out earlier, so be it)
Bird must go in at 7:45 am.
Oven must be pre-heated at 7:15 am.
Bird stuffed while oven is heating.
Then I go back to bed.
It’s a tradition.
Jude is driving to Wyoming to pick up the boys and Jane. Kjarsti is going with her. Lest you think I shall be alone tonight, I will be helping Ben with a paper for school and talking to a friend who is struggling right now.
Counseling AND cooking. Could I do a show on Food TV? I think so.