Our holiday season got off to a rough start,
starting with Thanksgiving.
I planned to serve Thanksgiving dinner at 12:30.
At noon, the turkey wasn’t close to cooked.
I’d calculated the cooking time,
the resting time,
the carving time,
so that everything would be hot and ready at the same time.
An hour went by and still that bird was not done!
Mashed potatoes and stuffing,
sweet potatoes and green been casserole
waited impatiently in warming ovens until 3:30
when that bird finally surrendered enough
breast meat to give each person a sliver.
Girls, it was the ugliest looking plate of food
I’ve ever served on Thanksgiving.
Tasty, but ugly.
Interestingly, holding dinner hostage gave us
all time to really catch up,
watch the Lions win,
play some board games with the littles
and some even took a short nap.