Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Our Thanksgiving


From the very start of our marriage I decided I was going to go all out and cook our thanksgiving dinner. I wanted to see if I could do it. Be the mom or wife that could stick my hand up the butt of a cold turkey and stuff it full of stuffing. Our first thanksgiving, I did just that. Course, I wasn't very bright because I had Robert buy the turkey. What did he come home with? A 25 lb turkey for the two of us. Let me tell you that thing didn't finish cooking until 10:00 that night. We ate without the turkey- and the stuffing. It was still good.

Ever since then we have decided that even though we go and see family for the holiday, we want to have our own thanksgiving dinner with just us and our own Christmas time to open presents. Even if we do it on a different day than the holiday. That way we still have time to build our own traditions. This year is kind of hard with Robert's sister have radiation treatment for thyroid cancer. She can't be there for the dinner since she has to be isolated for a week or more because of being radioactive. We still wanted to make sure we had our own holiday.

So I cooked a 21 lb turkey (plenty big for a family of 4), stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, blueberry pie, jello, gravy, corn. YUMMM!! It was SO good. And we freeze a good portion of the turkey for soups and casseroles. Lindsey got to share in the goodness with little bits and pieces of her own turkey and sweet potato.

1 comment:

The Gunnell Bunch said...

You are brave and much more advanced than the likes of me in the kitchen for sure. It is truly astounding that you cook all that in that squat pot of a kitchen, cinderblock and all. :)