Day 12 —No Chance to Write — 40 Days of Writing, Fall 2015

I am actually writing this on Day 13, as I was so swamped yesterday that I didn’t get a chance to come up for air until later, and by then I was busy having fun.

So here I am now, after tackling the huge Thanksgiving mess, sitting at my once-again-beautiful Thanksgiving-themed table, with it’s small terra cotta turkey, fake fall leaves and candelabra from Pier One.

I learned something important yesterday — well, two things, actually — first, it is okay to forget to lower the heat from 450 to 350 after 30 minutes of cooking the turkey. My bird cooked at 450 for a good 90 minutes, resulting in shorter cooking time (2 1/2 hours for a 14+ lb. bird), and more juiciness; also it helps to slice the bird up before guests arrive, cover it with foil and heat up in the oven for 20 minutes before serving. Wrestling with a turkey right before dinner while praying that everything comes out at adequate temperatures will never happen in my house again. Everything was perfect.

I’ll get Day 13 out later today.



About kdanek17

A work in progress. Radio personality and voiceover artist. I love cooking, entertaining, and being with friends & family (which includes my dogs).
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