November 27, 2008

Liveblogging Thanksgiving

This year, Erik and I are foregoing the normal trips to our families' places - mainly because we just couldn't get down this year, and we're preparing some Thanksgiving fare on our own. Now, let it be said, I've never cooked anything for Thanksgiving. The closest I've gotten is making some pumpkin pie last year... or even worse, making turkey sandwiches the day-after.

So it's a big thing for me, cooking a Turkey Breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, candied yams, rolls, some veggies, and pumpkin pie... it's very very intimidating. But I'm going at it full steam. I'm taking a few minutes to relax, rest my feet, and prepare for the scariest aspect of the whole preparation... prepping and roasting the turkey. OMG! I've gotten a lot of tips from friends, and I'm not going to do anything too crazy. Rubbing the bird with butter, Kosher salt, and ground black pepper. Maybe throwing some onions, celery, carrot and lemon in the pan under to add some flavor to the mix. We'll see about that, though.

I'll be checking in here only occasionally, but you'll find updates of the prep and eventual meal (oh geez, will it EVER be done?!?) in this Flickr set.


posted by julie at November 27, 2008 01:52 PM


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