Still Stuffed

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!

T-Day is On!

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?!

Wrong Beans

The fresh green beans I ordered were supposed to be mechanically snipped. Sure, you still have to keep an eye on them as you cut them in half, because the machines do occasionally miss a stem or tip, but overall, it’s a big time saver.

The green beans I received were not mechanically snipped. Not at all. Regular fresh green beans had been subbed without me noticing. So the whole “prep the beans for green bean casserole” stage of my day has been rather longer than expected.

I’m not done yet. Just taking a break, because there’s truly only so much green bean snipping I can stand, which is why I ordered the pre-snipped ones. Also, the skin on the tips of my thumbs hurts.

Grrrrr.

Progress Made

Two hours into the day and the fridge has been cleansed and organized. There is now room for the Turkey Day goodies. Furthermore, the garbage and dirty dishes resulting from fridge cleansing and organizing have also been tended to. Yay! The most important thing I needed to do is done!

Now I shall have a little sit down, eat a little lunch, and maybe have a wee little bit of a post-lunch nap. I went to bed at a totally reasonable hour last night, but 7 am still came much too early. My butt has begun to drag, and it’s only noon.

After I have recuperated a bit, today’s cooking and prepping shall begin, followed by cleaning up the mess that causes. I also need to decide what the heck we’ll be eating tonight, something which I forgot to consider. In light of the fact by the time we get to dinner making later, I will likely have spent another few hours in the kitchen getting ready for tomorrow, I’m feeling fairly confident we will have baked potatoes with a can of vegan chili poured on top, with an assortment of chili-specific toppings applied. That would also be an excuse to have the oven on, which may push back the moist chill currently invading the house.

So that’s the current plan. Eat, sleep, get back to work. 🤣