Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The countdown....

Rolls - baked
brownie pie - baked (MIL is bringing the pumpkin dessert)
Rutabegas - chopped & soaking in water
Turkey - in brine...getting yummy

Tomorrow's agenda:

10:00am - preheat oven. pull bird out of brine and get it into the roasting pan.
10:00am - start cooking turkey
11:00am - start potatoes

While potatoes cook, get yams, green bean casserole & stuffing ready to be baked later. Put in frig.

Finish potatoes and any other side dishes.

12ish - eat a snack...wash dishes...get table set...holler at DH & DD to make sure the house is finished getting cleaned.

1pm - put yams in oven to bake & put "brick" in oven too (it's a thick tile that keeps the rolls warm on the table.

1:30 - bird should be done, set aside to rest. Load oven with potatoes, green beans, stuffing to reheat and begin making the gravy.

1:45 - Carve the bird, heat the rolls, pop the corn in the microwave, heat the rutabegas (that I should have cooked earlier!) and pull the cranberries out of the frig.
2:00 - serve dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you're as busy & blessed as I am.

Update: well my bird was done a whole hour sooner than I had planned, but I just popped all my sides into the oven to reheat early and we ate early. When MIL showed up I wasn't dressed yet (I was holding off getting all pretty until all the ugly cooking work was done!) so I asked her to cut the tomatoe for the salad and zipped upstairs to get dressed.
Dinner came out wonderful. MIL raved about how good it all tasted. It's no's my Turkey recipe!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Hope you met your busy schedule :)

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Renee!

    I'll be busy loading up some girl on tryptophan, hoping she'll pass out, so I can play with her GI Joe and Mattel football game.

  3. I'm glad it turned out wonderful! I hope you're having a great holiday.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Miss Renee! We hope everything went deliciously well with all of your cooking!

    - Zeus, Isis, and the human pet