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!


  1. Ooooo!! A secret! Is it a juicy one??

    Comment by UziCue — November 26, 2005 @ 7:07 am |Reply

  2. Once around Thanksgiving my parents had a house fire, so I (me) cooked a turkey and had them over. It came out good. I was amazed!
    This year, I didn’t even realize it was thanksgiving till Friday, after it was over!

    Comment by MarkD60 — November 26, 2005 @ 4:17 pm |Reply

  3. AAAAgghhhgg!! I want to know the secrets!! God, you are killing me!

    Comment by Carnealian — November 26, 2005 @ 11:47 pm |Reply

  4. I am so happy for you. That’s awesome everything went so well. Congrats on your first Thanksgiving dinner!!!

    Comment by Jolynn — November 27, 2005 @ 3:57 pm |Reply

  5. I rubbed a turkey down with cajun spice, poured some tequila into the body cavity, put it in the smoker which was loaded with wet pecan wood and a big bowl of water/tequila, and smoked it for 5 hours while I went horseback riding. Pulled it out, it was dark brown, almost burned looking, cut into it and it was absolutely perfect. Best ever. The smoky taste was outrageously good, so I poured myself a small glass of tequila and toasted by good fortune.

    Comment by evilgeezer — November 30, 2005 @ 4:48 pm |Reply

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