I am truly blessed. I have a set of in laws who are welcoming, funny, humble and fiercely loyal.
said that I am totally gonna sell out my mother in law and tell you ALL
how she dropped the ball - and not just any ball this one has wings.
(my mamma in law) uses this really great method to cook the
Thanksgiving turkey. You fill the turkey with root vegetables and then
surround it with brown paper bags. (confused? so was I check the link).
the morning started nicely. The men were outside playing with weapons
and BBQ grills. Kim and I ran around the kitchen doing prep work,
cutting veggies and potatoes. She set the oven and got the bird going.
As time passed the house filled with the aromas of the holiday. Potatoes
were mashed, pies were made, dressing was prepared. It seemed like
forever and then it was the moment of truth... the turkey was ready.
opened the oven and pulled the centerpiece out. All around the room
people drew in their breath as the beautiful turkey appeared. We all got
a great look at it as it sailed through the air with grace and skidded
to the floor like a jumbo jet liner heading into JFK.
At first we
all stared mouths gaping but as reality sank in, the star of the show
was laying in a heap on the ground, we took action to rescue the day.
Heavy guns (a.k.a. my husband) were called in to lift the bird and
replace it on a roasting pan. The bird was placed back in the oven to
recover and brown for final presentation at the table. The floors were
mopped and horror was replaced by humor and understanding.
for all of us since Kim uses the brown bag cooking method the bird
never actually came into contact with the floor. The only casualties
were the pan drippings and a wing lost due to the collision.
Day? 100% a success and a story that we will share and enjoy for years
to come. Although instead of the 5 second rule -- we now call it "the
Kim is a great hostess and she kept her calm during an event which
would have crushed a less seasoned holiday hostess with the mostest! She
took it with a grin and laughed off the what could have been a turkey