Friday, November 27, 2009

The Bird is Dead

One more successful Thanksgiving under my belt but just between you and I, I am so ready to pass the apron along to the next generation. Don't get me wrong, I'll be happy to claim Christmas Day forever, but Thanksgiving, well, let the next just say that I think I'm done with cooking turkeys.
Every year for the past 37 years, my husband never thinks the turkey is done cooking. Doesn't matter if the internal temperature of the bird says 180 degrees or 1800 degrees, if he sees one minuscule dot of red, he wants it back in the oven.
I prepared 13 pounds of mashed potatoes, 5 pounds of sweet potatoes souffle, 3 pounds of green bean casserole, an entire casserole dish of dressing plus a 25 pound bird for 9 people! "There's not enough food", he claims.
In years past, I cooked for 25 and prepared the same amount of food. Man, I know you love Thanksgiving, but you cannot eat like you used to do!
With that said, I am nursing a runny nose, very dry throat (which is why the pot of water is on the stove top) and the beginning of a sinus headache. This is what happens when you do not drink your Cold Therapy tea every morning!
Happy After Thanksgiving to all of my family, friends and bloggers!
Sorry that I added the confirmation word to the posts but there is a little Chinese man wanting everyone to purchase his knock off brands of American design goods. So, go away Mr. Peng!
Now where's my paper and pen so I can begin planning my Christmas dinner??
I downloaded my photos but ehhh...I'll save for later.

9 comments:

The Bramble Patch said...

Deb,

Sorry that you're feeling under the weather. Re your post about your husband's comments. Tell him that just because you're serving turkey he doesn't have to act line one! Haha.

Feel better soon!

Vanessa

Mental P Mama said...

Let him cook the entire meal next year;) Feel better my friend, feel better.

Country Girl said...

I agree with Lauren. Let the meal to him and you can be the judge of when it's done!
Sorry you're feeling under the weather. And I had to put word ver back on because of the same thing.

Jann said...

I can't tell you the last time I spent Thanksgiving with family other than my husband, so I would really love the chance to cook for others personally, or at least spend the holiday with them. God bless those who do all the work to feed others!

imom said...

Hahaha! Men, pfffttt. I had one of my most successful Thanksgiving feast to date. I made ahead mashed potates and gravey and pre-chopped onions and celery. What a difference that made. I will be doing it again next year. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

as we sat tonight eating leftovers... my hubby said you know if IF we went anywhere else for thanksgiving there would be no leftovers and I would be sad LOL... so I reckon I will be cooking for a long time to come... plus thanksgiving is my favorite... christmas not so much... Hope you feel better fast I hate sinus headaches...

Chatty Crone said...

Sorry you are feeling under the weather. Sounds like you worked your you know what off. Did you eat any left overs today? And pass the turkey torch!

Diane said...

Don't even get me started on how many times TOG told me I was doing it wrong this year. Even the kids were like "jeez, dad". And then he said it was the best turkey I ever made. That's life, huh?

Feel better, sweetie!

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