We hosted this motley crew + 2 parents.
They pitched in on the housework, fully entertained jack, complimented me on my cooking, and spent some serious time doing this:
Troy and I quickly realized that if only we could clone ourselves, the Thanksgiving dinner prep would be so much easier!
I had visions of sitting down to a table setting like this. Of course all dressed in coordinating fall-festive sweaters and sports-coats.
Reality was...we worked all day sans showers and when we finally sat down to the table I realized I was still in my hoodie and pajama bottoms.
It's called Rookies mistake. Note to self: Don't even enter the kitchen on Thanksgiving day until morning grooming has taken place.
Troy dreamed (dreamt, dreameded?) of seeing this on the table. He so carefully prepared a flavorful brine 24 hours in advance to soak the bird in. Then prepped it for the oven and strategically placed the thermometer in the thigh and waited for the ideal 160 degree temperature.
and then discovered 4 hours later that the thermometer was set to Celsius NOT fahrenheit!
It was a little bit of a flashback to Clark Griswald cutting into their Christmas turkey. Poof...and it pulverizes on the table!
Oh well...it was still the most flavorful dry meat I've ever tasted!
We certainly learned a LOT. And I think we'd all agree that Thanksgiving is best spent with FAMILY!