Giant plates of Thanksgiving foodstuffs were consumed at 1 pm. Then came the sleep. After the sleep came more coffee, with a slice of pecan pie. More sleep. Now it’s after 9 pm, well past the time we would normally be having dinner, and it appears no one is hungry yet. I’m not surprised. They really were giant plates of foodstuffs.
The weather has been utterly gross and wet today, but at least the food and sleep has been good. Maybe I’ll see if the husband wants to watch another episode of Bridgerton. We’re so close the being done with season 2!
Somehow, everything came together at the same time. I have successfully pulled off another Turkey Day feast. Also, I may have made entirely too much food, and we will be eating it for days.
Good thing it’s tasty, yes? And it is tasty!
Potatoes au gratin are in the oven. Green bean casserole is ready to go in as well, in about 20 minutes. The turkey, which is already cooked (thank goodness), is not yet entirely thawed. I’ve not yet made the stuffing. Everything’s fine! I’m going to sit for a minute and finish my coffee, and then I’ll deal with the icy turkey and the stuffing. Thus far, no major problems.
Glad I did all that prep work yesterday. Allowed me to sleep in a bit today. Also, hunger pangs aside, it doesn’t really matter if we eat at noon or later in the day. It’s just us. Though I’m pretty sure the husband would prefer sooner rather than later.
Addendum 12pm: The potatoes have been in the oven for thirty minutes. They should be showing some signs of cooking, and yet they do not. Not cooked at all. The potatoes have to be half cooked before the green beans go into the oven. I’m beginning to feel hungry. We’re all gonna die.
I did though get the stuffing done. In light of the potato situation, I won’t be hopping up to do the gravy right this minute.
The turkey is less icy.
Addendum 12:30pm: And now the potatoes have gone from not at all cooked to totally ready to eat. The green beans have not been in the oven yet. Argh!
The turkey is completely thawed and ready to be heated. Phew.
Still need to do the gravy.
Am now officially starving.
Addendum to the addendum: Have uncanned the cranberry sauce. It’s in the fridge, still shaped like a can. Whatever.
I think the potatoes au gratin are going to turn out fine. Edible, anyway. What more can anyone ask?
I’ve still not gotten to the gravy.
Addendum to the addendum to the addendum: I forgot to make the croissants. Screw it. Who needs more bread?!