Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This week I chose:
5.) What happened in the last year? Write about something you can do now that you couldn't do a year ago.
Thanksgiving comes once a year and I am grateful.
I am no Paula Deen, Rachael Ray or Bobby Flay.
Nor am I, my sister in laws, mother in law , aunts or my mom.
The gift of cooking and creating fabulous food was not given to me.
Quite frankly I believe this is unfair since I also did not receive the gift of
great hair, teeth, and junk and the trunk.
However that has nothing to do with this story.
For three years in a ROW I managed to cook a pie
with the waxed paper still in it.
It is now a tradition to share this story at holiday get togethers.
I am also now told what to pick up at the store prior to future events.
Last year I took a big step. I mean a huge step.
I bought a turkey.
Not the kind already cooked and ready to go with all of the fixins either.
( FYI-Publix is fantastic if you do choose to go that route, I highly recommend them)
I bought a frozen 20lb turkey.
I thawed it the refrigerator for 5 days.
Made my husband dig out the bag of yukky stuff.
( I gave birth to his 4 children, so I made this HIS job)
Used a little Worcestershire Sauce and Garlic Salt
and popped that beast into my momma's
"used to her but new to me"
Toastmaster Roaster Oven
While the turkey was roasting
I whipped up some real mashed potatoes
Got some good gravy going
mixed up 2 batches of homemade mac-n-cheese
and cooked those Italian green beans
with just the right amount of salt & pizazz
Pistachio salad and a small tray of sweet potatoes were also on the menu
And of course cranberry sauce , rolls & store bought pies.
The turkey was fabulous.
So was everything else.
Even the pies.
Last year, after 20 years of marriage and 4 kids.
I finally cooked my first turkey.
I OWNED that Thanksgiving dinner.
For some strange reason only my mom showed up to join us for the special event.
Yet it is was a wonderful day indeed.
So was last Sunday, I made turkey for dinner:)
It just so happens that I also wrote about this topic on Wednesday on my other blog.
There was no talking turkey either. If you are interested you can read it