Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Turkey of A Day

My mom refuses to cook turkey. So, while we are having dinner at her house tonight, I still have to cook the turkey and take it in.

My alarm went off at 6:00 so the turkey could go in by 7:00, but thing began going wrong before I had even tasted my coffee.

Better back up for a minute...You see, I have this awesome oven--you could totally fit two turkeys into it at the same time. Except it's not actually awesome because the door doesn't open up all of the way. In fact, it doesn't even open halfway, which is normally doable and just results in a constant burn on my arm that I have become immune to, but I'm getting off track.
At approximately 6:05, after turning on the oven, I realized that the rack would need to be lowered. Okay, no big right? I'll just take off the door. The problem is, the door then needed to go back on. After much whispered cursing, which my husband later informed me was more at a Chef Ramsey level of kitchen dispute, and some very quiet soft suggestions from our youngest that perhaps we should wake dad up and ask him to help, I got the door back on. Yay! All good, right?

Except for one minor detail--the turkey still had to go in, and the whole process becomes way more complicated when that door is 400 degrees.

I lifted my coffee cup to my lips, and just before that first glorious taste...."Mom! I stepped in cat poop!" Of course you did honey...

Then up popped my darling husband and Master, to inform me that I was not indeed behaving in nearly as stealthy of a manner as I had thought, and yes, I had probably better put the turkey in then let the oven come up to temperature.

Washed the child off, pulled the over door off again, shoved the turkey in the oven, replaced the door, got a drink off coffee before it miraculously vanished, and we're rolling surprisingly close to schedule.

Getting it out should be fun...

Did I mention that I had to go to the grocery store last night because someone who shall rename unnamed (ahem) requested pumpkin pie after I did my shopping reasonably early? Then I forgot to add the milk. Because new recipe. Because cookbooks packed.

Yep, it's turkey day alright.






I hope that you all have an awesome day, regardless of whether or not it's a turkey day where you live!

18 comments:

  1. Ain't holidays grand??
    (and I totally, TOTALLY need that card...)

    Happy Thanksgiving, friend lil!

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    1. Jz,
      lol. Oh so grand.

      I was thinking t-shirts and bumper stickers...

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  2. We love you now matter what! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    So many of us have been there, done that. The holidays are not always joyful, too many expectations. I'm sure your pie and your turkey will be delish.

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    1. sunnygirl,,
      lol! Thank you.

      The turkey was great. The googled pie...Well, lets just say that the crust was a bit like a cross between leather and plywood. We ate it anyways though!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving - our turkey day is Christmas day, but in honour of our American cousins, we're having turkey steaks this evening - grilled.
    hugs
    DF

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    1. DelFonte,
      grilled is sounding better and better!

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  4. I really hope your day goes better than your morning. And have you ever thought of having the oven door fixed, just wondering?

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    1. PK,
      well yes, thought about it...Here though, you can't just call somebody and have them come fix things. It's more of a moving a 300 lb. stove kind of event...

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  5. Hey lil...think most of us can sympathize because we have been there done that at one time or another. Hang in there! Wishing you a loving Thanksgiving.

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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  6. Wishing you, Alpha and family a belated Happy Thanksgiving. What a start to the day! Hope everything else went smoothly and that you had a wonderful day.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Roz, yes--everything else went much more smoothly. Thanks!

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  7. wow your turkey day sounds as stressful as our Santa day!
    Hope it ends better than it begun.
    PS any plans to fix the awesome oven door..it appears to have been the culprit, cat poop or no cat poop!

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    1. little,
      it did end far better, thank you!
      Nope, no plans to fix the oven. Going to be leaving it soon anyways though.

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  8. I hope the day got better after that!

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  9. Dare I ask how the rest of your day went?

    It is kinda comical though ;)

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    1. Misty, rest of the day went surprisingly well!

      Glad the comedy shined through a bit!

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