Thursday, November 27, 2008
My in-laws are here and I've got a Butterball in the oven, y'all!
I've been shopping, chopping, cooking, cleaning, and baking for days now and I'm now officially over it.
Mr. Queen Bea requested homemade apple and chocolate pecan pies, which took hours to make and bake on Tuesday night. Yesterday I worked all day to make all the sides plus I made a turkey for a friend (between her kids, grandkids, and foster kids, she has roughly twenty rugrats running around the house at any given time, so trust me when I say that she needs the help!)
I decided to try brining my turkey this year to avoid the usual tasteless, sawdusty sorry excuse for a bird. So I ended up with a 15-pound turkey soaking in salty water sitting on my porch all night--ahhh, the magic of the holidays. Hopefully it works out like Alton Brown says it will and I don't send everyone to the hospital (yes, I watch too much Food Network this time of year!)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back to posting soon!