We are actually having some weather here in Southern California! I'm loving the feel of fall and the holidays. BOTH of my girls are home, my sweet husband has the week off and I am beyond grateful.
Plus, I don't have to cook the turkey this year.
Do you remember your first Thanksgiving Turkey you cooked?
Ours was a doozy.
It was a collaberative effort with another couple we had become friends with while Doug was in medical school. We were miles and miles away from home (Oklahoma) and anything that we recognized as a Thanksgiving dinner, but we were sure we could pull it off.
We first realized we were in trouble when my friend forgot to thaw the turkey.
Guess that's important.
I just have a vivid memory of a 10 lb. turkey going in circles in the microwave in hopes that we could thaw it enough to stuff it and put it in the oven.
Which we did, because I remember making gravy.
Can you say Alpo?
Seriously. It looked just like a can of Alpo had been opened and dumped into the pan.
I don't recall much else of the meal....I'm pretty sure we did not eat the gravy, but I'm guessing we found an alternative.
I'm happy to say 25 years later I can cook a pretty mean turkey and my gravy rocks!!
Brenna and I will attempt to make the famous pumpkin pie from the recipe provided by my friend, Susan. I hope it turns out half as wonderful as hers!! Otherwise, well....Marie Callendars does a pretty good pie.
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