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BACK DOOR BOY IN A FRONT DOOR WORLD
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Countdown To Turkey 
25th-Nov-2008 09:13 pm
I have made the brine for my turkey to soak in. I have made the compound butter to glaze the turkey with before it goes into the oven. I have made 2 skillets of cornbread for dressing, they're on my kitchen table behind me resting on cookie racks. I have filled 8 quart sized freezer bags 2/3 full with water and set them to freeze so that the turkey stays chilled in brine. (I use blocks of ice in bags for 2 reasons - a block takes longer to melt, and the water stays in the bag and prevents unnecessarily diluting the brine)

Tomorrow I'm brining the turkey, making roux for gravy, baking the hazelnut brown butter cake, and making the dark chocolate espresso ganache for draping the cake once it cools down. Yellow arrives tomorrow evening for the rest of the week, and on Thursday morning I'll be finishing the dressing, roasting the turkey, and making gravy. Then we pack up the car and head over to Grandmommy's for dinner!

I WILL NOT STRESS MYSELF OUT.
I WILL NOT STRESS MYSELF OUT.
I WILL NOT STRESS MYSELF OUT.
Comments 
26th-Nov-2008 02:21 am (UTC)
I want to come.
26th-Nov-2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Are you going to be here in GA or home in NYC?
26th-Nov-2008 03:50 am (UTC)
In NYC. Which blows, because the only reason I didn't plan on coming down was that my sister was supposed to have other house guests. :/ Now I'm a Thanksgiving orphan.
26th-Nov-2008 03:04 am (UTC)
"I have filled 8 quart sized freezer bags 2/3 full with water and set them to freeze so that the turkey stays chilled in brine."

Hmm, that's a good idea. I usually throw ice in the cooler and leave it either outside or in the garage.
26th-Nov-2008 03:48 am (UTC)
The whole point of brining is to keep the ratio of water to salt in balance, this way it doesn't dilute. See, I'm always thinkin'!
26th-Nov-2008 03:33 am (UTC)
It all sounds wonderful. I like a man who does things properly.
26th-Nov-2008 03:48 am (UTC)
I constantly make lists and keep things in order as well as keeping to schedules. I have to, I'm obsessed with organization and neatness.
26th-Nov-2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm obsessed with organization and absolytey incapable of keeping things in order AT THE SAME TIME, but I usually know which is where in the chaos. If I'm not MORE absent-minded than usual and put something in a really strange place. :)
26th-Nov-2008 10:45 am (UTC)
I am so glad I'm not cooking this year.

Have a blessed holiday with your family! <3
26th-Nov-2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
Well....

Your post is Countdown To Turkey, mine could just as well be Countdown to France. :)
26th-Nov-2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
This is how my family and all my NA friends view thanksgiving. And why I damn near had a calk when my daughter came home with a "indian headdress"
26th-Nov-2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
YOU WILL NOT STRESS YOURSELF OUT!
26th-Nov-2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
I am stressing enough for the entire family and extended family, so rest assured you don't have to stress.
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