Check, double check

Nov 21, 2007 by

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.

frozen.jpgToday 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.

387 minutes.

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.

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  1. you are a juggler, you can do it.
    I am thankful for you.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. you are making 4 pies????
    oh my.
    you are my hero!

    happy thanksgiving!
    mccabe x

  4. wow! you are amazing! i couldn’t do all that by myself. i’m horrible in the kitchen now! when my son was small i was always in the kitchen…now, not so much. and my mom alwyas does the dinner (or my step-sister has for the past 4 years) so i rarely ever cook an entire thanksgiving meal myself! i love to help though!
    hope you have a glorious day!!
    hugs! oxo

  5. wow.
    I did NO cooking this year.
    So whether store bought or homemade pie shells, that you cooked/baked is impressive to me.
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Hope you had a wonderful and peaceful holiday! Enjoy your weekend, too!

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