So… Somehow it’s late November, 2011, and Thanksgiving is next week. I’m not entirely sure how that happened. It feels like the days are flying by faster and faster and faster.
Here’s what we’re having:
Turkey – I don’t usually stuff it with stuffing, but I do put onions and such in it for flavor. Got the Turkey for free this year, through a vons.com deal.
Stuffing – Stovetop. ‘Cause I like it, and it’s easy, and I got it for $0.99 this year.
Cranberry sauce – I’m the only one who’ll eat it.
Dinner rolls – We always have those Kings Hawaiian rolls, it’s turned into a tradition.
Mashed Potatoes – I’m going to use my Kitchen Aid mixer, and a recipe I got from it. Joseph likes potatoes.
Gravy – I don’t make great gravy from scratch, it’s really hit and miss. So I bought jarred as a backup just in case.
Carmen’s Corn Pudding – Never tried it before, but this is for Logan, who doesn’t like potatoes.
Pumpkin Pie – I make the filling from scratch, but buy pie shells, ’cause I have serious rolling out issues. No really, you don’t want me to roll out dough for anything. It’s embarrassing.
So – it’s a good mix of convenience and scratch cooking. I’ve done the Thanksgiving meal for all about 5 years or so, and I’m learning what I like, what I don’t, what the other family members like and don’t, and where my strengths and weaknesses are. The one problem I always have, though, is oven space. My turkey takes up the whole space. So, even though my parents are going to be out of town, I’m going to use theirs.
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