Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Turkey Countdown

Well, I'm having Turkey Day at my house for the first time. It should feel daunting, but I'm actually having a lot of fun getting ready. It's so nice to work at home cause I can throw something on the stove or in the oven while I'm getting paid for an 8 hour work day :) Anyways, first things first. Anniversary pics...

Me and my hubby, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, an eggnog latte, and home-made cheesecake (with home-made whipped cream and caramel sauce)... Mmmm, couldn't have been more perfect!

Now, for the Thanksgiving prep...

You are looking at (from top-left clockwise) supposedly the secret to perfectly moist turkey, a brine. As of right now, I have a big ol' 21 pound gobbler sitting in a bath of salt, brown sugar, tons of herbs and veggie broth. I'll let you know how it works. Then, the yummiest looking chocolate pecan pie I've ever seen, I used the recipe from William's Sonoma's baking book. Then chunks of yukon gold potatoes sitting in cold water getting ready to be boiled, mashed and smooshed together with all kinds of god-forsaken things :) And last, a loaf of french bread and 2 boxes of Jiffy corn bread cubed and drying out for real home-made stuffing. Mmmmm, I can hardly wait to eat it all!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! You guys have been so great and supportive! Can't wait to share the "after" pictures :)

3 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

I already burned one pie. Isn't it a good thing we're eating at your house this year! LOL

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Christy, gorgeous anniversary pics, the flowers, the cheesecake, yumm!! A fave here! You are such a good cook, all those dishes look delicious :) Looking forward to all the after pics!! Happy Thanksgiving to you all :) Jenn and Jacqui

Laura said...

That all sounds yummy! I never thought to marinate a turkey, but it's a great idea!