Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The La Vida Academy is officially on Thanksgiving vacation!
Which mean the Sweet Shop is now open full time.
Today I hope to do a twenty-minute-tidy on the house, and then I'm locking myself in the office for the day.
Today I am working on these for my beautiful and sweet pre-teen nieces:
I'm tempted to make one for myself....
I'll probably need to find some time to bathe my dog.
She ran out last night in the rain and found some nastiness to roll in....
If I didn't love her so much I'd be tempted to make her be an outside dog for good.
I also need to start the dough for my Southern Refrigerator Biscuits....which is a lovely, super-buttery, sweet bread I always make for Thanksgiving.
Oh, and yes, I need to take the turkey out of the freezer...thanks for reminding me.
Some of you already know this....but I get my bird drunk every year. I already posted about this here (four years ago????) ...but I get such a kick out of it that I'm telling you again.
Ok seriously, how does time go so fast? And how much better does my kitchen look with the white cabinets!
But back to the turkey... several years ago when we were living in Texas I was so excited because I found a turkey on sale for .28/pound (or something ridiculous like that) and so I picked the BIGGEST turkey I could find.
I didn't take into consideration that we are just a party of four. Nor did I consider that half of our family was under the age of 5...I was temporarily blinded by .28/pound.
I was so proud when I came home with a 25 pound turkey. I had to throw out nearly everything on the top shelf of the freezer to get it to fit, but it was totally worth it.
Of course I forgot to pull the turkey whopper out of the freezer, and it wasn't until Wednesday morning when I realized my mistake.
I called the turkey hotline and the turkey expert told me to quickly take my bird, and put him in the bath tub filled with cool water.
So that year the bird got dunked twice. Once in the tub and once in the keg.
Oh, and also....do you know how long a 25lb. bird takes to cook? And how much meat you get??
Alot. We ate turkey of one variation or another for a very- long- time.
But look at the memories I have.
This year my bird weighs a whopping 12 pounds. Perfect.
How about you? Are you cooking this year? Will yours be a big feast with all the extended family, or a small affair like ours? What is your favorite Turkey Day dish?
PS: I do have some time scheduled to catch up on blog reading...and to check in on all you new gals who have been recently leaving comments! Thank you for stopping by, and saying hello!, and I look forward to using some time this holiday week to pop-by your place!