- cornbread for the dressing
- boiled and peeled 2 dozen eggs for devilled eggs
- made fresh turkey stock for close to a gallon of gravy that is already done
- an entire 3 gallon stockpot of turnip greens (YUMM-O)
- a huge sweet potato soufflé and even made a homeade granola to top it with
Tomorrow I'm getting up at O-dark-30 and finishing the rest. We have to go to Grandmommy's house to get the extra table and chairs, and then I have to go to the Lytle's house to tend to Mollie and Ralph and use their oven as ours will be going all damned day long. I've also got to use Ann's oven (Nathan's mother) to roast another turkey in. In an hour I'm going to take the first turkey out of the brine, dry it off and rub it inside and out with the compound butter that I made yesterday, and roast it for a few hours. After it's done and I've carved it all up and put it in the fridge, I'm taking my exhausted ass to bed. I'm getting up at 4 or 5 to get a jump start on the rest and go see about Miss Mollie and Ralph.
I realize that this is a lot of work, not including the stuff our 30 guests are bringing that I'm also helping with, but I really enjoy this. This is great fun to me. Few things make me happoer than cooking a big meal for people I love and spending time with them. Even though it's supposed to rain, tomorrow is going to be a good day. I just got out of the shower and finished my 2nd beer so I could start winding down, and I'm ready to get this first turkey knocked out and get some sleep.
Everyone that is travelling for Thanksgiving, PLEASE be careful and make it back home safely. I send you all good energy, love, and light - and hope that your turkey day is as good as ours will be!