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.

 

 

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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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