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!