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Happy Turkey Day

November 23rd, 2006 at 06:33 pm

Hello All!
Hope everyone survived the holiday! Mine was a trip all right!

I've been in my house only a month & I was already volunteered to host Thanksgiving. Luckily, we just do immediate family, so there were 5 of us. Since I've never cooked a turkey before, my sister came in the morning to help.
My parents provided the turkey, I provided all the other food. A lot more than I realized, but I didn't blow the budget.

So we cooked all day & as the turkey was just about to come out of the oven, I hear a crash from inside the oven. For the last 45 minutes, we put an additional pan of extra stuffing in to cook. I used a glass pyrex pan & it apparently shattered for no apparent reason! The glass broke, the stuffing fell through the rack & immedately started burning. I had to disconnect the smoke alarm, open up all the windows. The stuffing was a loss (and its my favorite), but at least we had enough for the group from what was stuffed in the turkey.

Then, after we cleaned the kitchen, I took some of the extra chairs back to the basement, only to find water on the floor. A hose must have burst in my dishwasher, leaking through the floor into the insulation. Luckily nothing was ruined. My dad has experience with dishwashers, so he's going to look at it this week. In the meantime, I got to wash all the nasty pots & pans by hand.

Then, to top the day off, as I was putting my china (the set I inherited from my aunt) into the china cabinet, only to bang the gravy boat & break it. UGH. At least I know I can find one on ebay.

On a good note, we had a good time, good food, no family fighting, and I have tons of yummy leftovers for tomorrow.

I am almost finished with my Christmas shopping. I hope to finish it by the end of next week. In the meantime I'm buckling down on all spending.

I am still waiting for my first electric bill. I've only turned the heat on for 2 days so far. I had it on today, and turned if off when we had to open the windows to let the smoke out. I never needed to turn it back on. Apparently the winds have shifted and our November warm wave is back on.

Well, off to enjoy the sleepiness of triptofan (ignore the spelling).

2 Responses to “Happy Turkey Day”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    glad to hear your 1st turkey and 1st TG in the new house went well (other than the exploding stuffing Frown ). i also had my 1st turkey and 1st TG in a new house, and while fun i'm kinda glad it's done. just mulling over how to use the leftovers!!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Pyrex glass cookware is only oven safe up to 350 degrees F. If you had the oven set higher than that for the turkey it would explain why stuffing go boom. I'm glad you still had a good day with your family despite the disaster. Just think, you'll have a story to tell when you look back on your first Thanksgiving in your new home.

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