Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Well, Thanksgiving turned out a bunch of surprises for us.

1. We got an AWESOME appraisal back on my house. (my closing is tomorrow)

2. It snowed in Charleston Tuesday morning, November 21st

3. My parents came down on Wednesday and stayed all the way through Sunday. They LOVE the house and what we have done with it.

For Thanksgiving, I prepared my first Turkey. (yeah!!)

Here is everything I made for our meal:

Citrus and Herb Turkey
Italian Sausage Stuffing
Chiptole Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Homemade Maccaroni and Cheese
Green Bean Casserole
Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish
and Citrus and Herb Pan Gravy

Boy! Where we stuffed!! Everything was excellent!! My mom was weary and tried making me do things her way, but I stood my ground. The night before I stufed the turkey with orages, lemons, onion and fresh herbs. I made the Herb seasoning rub and rubbed it on the turkey and put it back in teh fridge. In the morning I took it out, let it rest and warm up, and popped it into the oven and cooked according to th directions. (not using an "Oven Bag" like my mother had wanted) an Presto! a scrumptious, moist Turkey. Wow. It was the moistest Turkey I have had for Thanksgiving in a LONG time. Usually, a family member (not my mom) makes the Turkey and it is SO dry.

So, I had to give myself a big pat on the back.

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of wonderful surprises and many blessings!


SC GirlyGrl said...[Reply]

Glad you had a good one girl.


It's about time you started blogging again!

Jennifer said...[Reply]

me? me?

Think that is the pot calling the kettle black.


Thought you had fallen off the planet.

No return phone calls, no emails, no blogs..........


SC GirlyGrl said...[Reply]

Guilty as charged....

Napoleon said...[Reply]

Hooray for the first turkey, now you know you and Joe have started your life together, I mean despite the whole marriage and all ;)

Heather said...[Reply]

Congrats on the first turkey. I think of it is sort of a liberation, a coming into your own age. I love the music on your blog too ... it always seems like such great theme music for what you write!

Beneath the Carolina Moon said...[Reply]

Is this going to be a holiday only blog? What about our Canadian neighobr's holidaysm, and the fiestas of our Southwestern amigos? Will you be observing them? Then there's those odd neighbors on the left coast, whose holidays don't seem to celebrate anything in particular. I think you're going to have to blog more to keep up.


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