Well, this afternoon while pow-wowing w/ a friend via IM, she mentioned that she will need to keep her bird (or was it birds) outside tonight b/c they’re in a 5gal bucket that wouldn’t dream of fitting in a fridge. “oh yea! I live where it’s cold now too!”. So The big pot is now in the garage and everyone else is snug in the fridge.
Since i’m married to a southerner (should i now clarify a southEastern southerner?), we will be having Thanksgiving Lunch. Somehow I always forget it’s not dinner for them. It’s not that I’m really opposed, as it is nice to have it all done, enjoy the feast at lunch & then graze the afternoon away & if you’re interested in dinner, well…by all means help yourself (esp. with small children around who despite the fact that an enormous dinner is on it’s way, expect a lunch…the nerve…). but this means the turkey is going in the oven at 6am. Nothing like handling raw meat first thing out of bed. :) At least i don’t have to sear it. Searing roasts for the crockpot at 6am is always a little gag-inducing.
It was gently suggested in passing that attempting gravy tomorrow might be “too much”….and seeing as how it will likely be a tight ship….i think i’ll cave & use the storebought gravy. BUT i will attempt gravy for leftovers….i only bought a SMALL container of gravy. So i’ll give it a go w/o the pressure of “thanksgiving” & it having to be served at a certain time. I don’t know why i have such a hard time with it! According to most, it’s supposedly “easy”.
So now, I am going to re-read my turkey instructions & then be done for the night. Ryan just got a free-lance project to work on this weekend, so he’ll likely be up late doing that tonight. Don’t tell him but at least for TONIGHT I was secretly glad b/c I’ve been really itching to watch Elizabeth, which has been waiting on my DVR for just over a week. So I’m gonna go give Ryan his ginger & Tazo “calm” tea, and then retreat to the couch with mine.
See you tomorrow. And in case I forget, Happy Thanksgiving. I intend to make “thankfulness turkeys” with the kids tomorrow. If you’re lucky there might even be pictures.