Interstellar Adventures

November 25, 2005

I’ve never cooked a turkey before

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 2:42 pm

But damn! It was good the first time! My 23.54 pound bird went in the oven at approximately 7:12 am yesterday. Every thirty minutes I would baste it. Natural juices, chicken stock, and a white-wine herb-butter concoction. Toasty golden brown, juicy, flavorful. YUM! My cousins and my uncles were going to be the litmus test for my achievement. And I passed with flying colors!

My youngest cousin Troy was the most complimentary, and that meant a lot to me. “I was so disappointed when my dad told me we were going out to eat for Thanksgiving Day. But when you invited us, I knew I would get a good meal. And that turkey was awesome. I look forward to this meal every year, and you did a great job.” 🙂 *sniff, sniff*

I managed to fit seventeen hungry people around two tables, squeezed into my living room. It was tight, and we sucked in our full bellies as well as we could to manuever to chairs. And then it was quiet, and people were eating, and then there was laughter and good-hearted teasing, and the typical BS that flies around the extended family table, I was happy. People went back for seconds. They wanted turkey sandwiches to go. My mom’s pies were delicious. I made my homemade mincemeat that only my grandmother and I like. But it was tasty. The Cowboys lost, but I picked Denver to win anyway.

I still have one more secret for you. I’m almost ready to spill it. 😉

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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