Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving at my house

So about two week ago, I found myself thinking that I should have the parents (His and mine) over for a little pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving (excuse the redundancy). As soon as I had the thought I called Jeff to see what he would think. I totally thought he was going to say I was crazy and why on earth would I want to do something like that?? Well I got the total opposite. He thought it was a great idea! YEAH!!! I had the green light! The date was set, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
I have to say I was very worried about cooking a turkey. Especially a Thanksgiving turkey, THE turkey of all turkeys! I had only cooked whole chickens to this point, and was not yet successful on a carving. ). So I hit the Internet, more specific food network. Com.. And after spending hours and almost going crossed eyed, I finally found what I was looking for. A recipe that said I will make the most perfect, moist turkey and not have a million and one steps. Alton Brown’s recipe (which I totally recommend) won out above all the rest. I was a little worried, but as all the reviews said I followed the recipe to the T. And forgive me for patting my own back, it was wonderful! Quick thanks to Alton Brown, he’s the man and so funny (watch his show on food network it’s worth it.) After a hundred calls to mom and dad about what to do’s and could you bring this. I got dinner on the table! I asked my dad to carve the turkey (he’s the carving master in my opinion) I wanted to deliver a national icon, not a jigsaw puzzle.
I have to say everything went as planned and was just as yummy as I hoped. I am so thankful that I even had the opportunity to have this dinner! And of course in fashion for me I didn’t take any pictures. SHOOT!

1 comment:

Drew and Randi said...

oh, congrats Jen! i could not cook a turkey even if I had step by step instructions.