I had a great turkey day! It was my first year and it went pretty good but there are always those things you can only learn by trial and error lol.
I woke up to my alarm at 6am and it felt like I had just shut my eyes. But I HAD to get a 26 pounder so I had to wake up early enough to get it in the oven so it would be done by 1:00. I could have done it the night before but there is some sort of tradition in the process of running yourself ragged on Thanksgiving. I got up and started on my stuffing. I could have asked my Mom for help but I really wanted to do it on my own (THANK GOODNESS FOR GOOGLE!) I prepared everything besides the salad and pumpkin pie.
I was really trying not to make typical rookie mistakes and I didn't have too many! I forgot to buy string to tie the turkey legs together & I was really upset I forgot to get taper candles for the table but other than that I think my new take on green bean casserole could use some tweaking and I really need to learn how to roll a crescent roll lol - I made my great Grandmas finger rolls and just in case they didn't come out right I made crescent rolls and let's just say they looked pretty sad! I'm glad the finger rolls came out just right...
Now... to get the heated part of my day...literally. I was boiling my potatoes in a big pot I borrowed from my Mom for the mashed potatoes and after 10 minutes of the burner being on Michael comes in and says it's on fire! The freakin' pot was so heavy it pushed the burner on my stove down and it ended up catching fire to something that was under the burner! I am just glad I remembered that trick my Mom taught me in case of a stovetop fire and that is to pour salt on it until it goes out. I always keep a big container nearby for that reason and it saved the day for me. It made a salty mess and in the end I ruined my Moms pot and the potatoes came out lumpy but they were tasty & that's all that matters! That's another thing; I don't have a mixer. I just have a hand masher but the stupid thing was the same height as the potatoes I was mixing up so it was a fun time. (Note the sarcasm)
Anyhow.... That was my Thanksgiving in a nutshell! I hope you all had a good one too!
PS: I still have yet to hear from the Dr.Oz show about an air date/time. I looked online and it said after a show does it's taping it can take up to a month or more for it to reach the air.
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.