Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving!

More stream of alleged consciousness, since apparently you guys are entertained. I thought to do this just now; I checked on cooking times for turkeys and realized it was going to take twice as long to cook as I thought and I'd have to put it in the oven RIGHT NOW. So I went downstairs to the second fridge to get the turkey, looked, and it weighed half what I thought it did. Back upstairs again without the turkey! And I'm back to a couple hours' cook time. Eeesh.

Now I'll have time to knock out the from-scratch lemon meringue pie I was supposed to get to yesterday. Don't feel sorry for me. Every year I do more than I should, but I kind of enjoy the too-much-to-do. Nothing makes me feel more blessed than having too little time to cook the food I planned.

Mythbutherth day-long marathon. SCORE.

In-laws arriving in an hour; veggies prepped for snackies. Also cheese and crackers. And dip. Maybe we should just eat that and pumpkin pie today. And the white chocolate cheesecake I've got done. And the haupia. Hm.

The husbeast sighs heavily one more time, I'm going on a tri-state killing spree.

Bread rising. Well, dinner rolls. Have to wait until the dishwasher is done to make the pie. One reason I start a day ahead on Thanksgiving; because my detail planning sucks. Everyone thinks I'm organized because of the day-ahead thing. Hahaha. Guess again.

One drawback to an e-reader; I start worrying when the kitchen is full of water and steam. You can't drop it in a sink of water and fish it back out like I've done with paperbacks. (Or, rather, you can, but it's not gonna work after that.) After last winter's tea-through-the-netbook fiasco, I'd like to make it a full year before destroying any more electronics.

Discussing making Ranch dressing from scratch. Stop me. It's a sickness.

The lunatic I married is heading to the grocery store. I want it on public record that he doesn't NEED to go. I planned ahead and actually remembered everything. He's bored and going anyway. Lunatic? Yes, I think so.

Child grazing on carrots. She can do that ALL. DAY.

Dried beef dip in oven. The house is gonna smell great in ten minutes.

Really want a slice of cheesecake.

After waiting an hour for it to rise, I've realized I FORGOT TO PUT YEAST IN THE BREAD. Please, let this be the dumbest thing I do today.

Kid and cat have been hanging out together. It's freaking me out. I think the world domination plan is back on schedule.

Trying to find motivation to make lemon pie next. My feet hurt.

If this second batch of bread is a dud, it's pizza and pumpkin pie for dinner.

Making another go at meringue. Usually it looks like egg whites on top of a pie. Oh - any of you making lemon meringue pie, put some lemon zest in the meringue. And Limoncello in the filling. Yummy goodness that way.

Pie in oven. Child telling knock-knock jokes. Heavy sigh.

Only running half an hour late. For me that's almost like being early. Especially at the holidays.

Right, from here it's turkey wrangling and cat throwing. So again, youse guys have a great holiday, or a great Thursday, whichever works for you.

10 comments:

ellen in indy said...

your disclaimers to the contrary, you sound pretty organized to me . . . at least by comparison to me.
your lemon meringue pie sounds worth driving to ohio for.

oh-- and my verification word, knbeh, sounds like an exotic mideastern grain dish you could have served on the side.

and now the giftmas knitting rush begins in earnest!

Donna Lee said...

I like the lemon meringue pie idea but we're stuck on apple and pumpkin. I always start the day before so I can have a fairly peaceful day.

I saw the new color nook yesterday. I still don't get it but my kids are all in love.

Roxie said...

It actually is possible to eat turkey without home-made dinner rolls.

Some people jump out of perfectly good airplanes, some people take on too much to realistically accomplish for a meal or an entire holiday. We all get our adrenaline rushes in our own way. And it's fun to do what we're good at.


Hope the feast, the husbeast, the cat and kids and in-laws all came together successfully.

Anonymous said...

two words for you and your e-reader

Ziploc Bag!!

I managed to get my Kindle into a quart sized one with a little stretching, but a gallon size one definitely works. No more worries about water of steam!

OH, hope the cooking went well, i'm sure no one went hungry, dinner roles or no.

michellenyc

Amy Lane said...

WOOT! Yup... SHEER entertainment! (you're so funny... I could watch you fuck shit up from scratch for eternity... since I fuck it up out of a can, it's like... Thanksgiving cubed!)

NeedleTart said...

Just in case you missed it: I love to over think the menu. This year was the year we were supposed to use up the "free" turkey from two years ago (invited to friends, then the son's future in-laws). Turkeys don't keep two years even in the chest freezer. TG morning I smelled it, and it was rancid. The Husband (who checks out grocery stores on vacation, and no, he doesn't work in one) got to make an extra trip to find some sort of un-frozen turkey. Success!
Hope whatever you wound up eating was delicious and you were surrounded by those you love.
Verification: subso
Sub so crazy?

Breanna S. said...

What is Limoncello? I love to make lemon meringue pie but have never heard of this ingredient.

Teri S. said...

I love the suggestion of Limoncello in the filling and lemon zest in the meringue! That definitely takes it from great to sublime. Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

Could be worse. My daughter managed to knock her Blackberry into the pan of almost-burning candied-apple syrup that the kids were ignoring in favor of some reality-TV show. It came out all red and shiny and crisp. She thinks that it will be funny ....someday.

She runs her business from home, and the Blackberry is her lifeline to clients. So she picked off the candy coating, rinsed it, swabbed it with vodka because she didn't have rubbing alcohol, and buried it in a bowl of raw rice overnight to get the last of the moisture out. It's a little wonky still, but it works! And that's today's happy homemaker tip.

Anonymous said...

Could be worse. My daughter managed to knock her Blackberry into the pan of almost-burning candied-apple syrup that the kids were ignoring in favor of some reality-TV show. It came out all red and shiny and crisp. She thinks that it will be funny ....someday.

She runs her business from home, and the Blackberry is her lifeline to clients. So she picked off the candy coating, rinsed it, swabbed it with vodka because she didn't have rubbing alcohol, and buried it in a bowl of raw rice overnight to get the last of the moisture out. It's a little wonky still, but it works! And that's today's happy homemaker tip.