Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our Thanksgiving, or Boy, Did We ever Make Memories this Year!

I stretched out on my bed about 10:30 am on Thanksgiving morning, feeling rather smug. I had put the free-range turkey in the oven early, covered with butter and stuffed with herbs, mmmm...


The table was set, using the toss method for folding napkins.....
Everything was in readiness. I hadn't been feeling good all week, so I stretched out to relax a bit before everyone came.





As soon as everyone arrived, all heck broke loose....... Jen's beautiful rolls were NOT rising! So we turned on the dryer so that the warmth would help them rise. (BTW-It works GREAT-not a money saving thing to do-but it works in a pinch) Obviously these rolls are done. Dryers make good warming trays too, because......

Turns out---the turkey wasn't done---Chef Jessica reminded me that I checked the temperature in the WRONG part of the turkey. It needed more time....lots more time. So, since we were cooking rolls in the oven, we decided to turn on the grill. And in the meantime, we were also trying to figure out how to keep everything that WAS done-hot......In the semi-chaos that was going on, I put the pan of stuffing just taken out of the oven, on top of the ceramic stove-the burners were still hot from cooking.....then Jen reminded me that a pan had exploded on her stove when keeping it warm on top......genius mom here.....forgets to turn off the burner........we're rushing around trying to juggle all the food so we can serve it all hot and at the same time... and

POP!
Sounds of exploding glass shatter the room ......shards fly everwhere-MIRACULOUSLY missing all the children roaming about the kitchen. (a few pieces impaled themselves into the wood of the island!) Everyone scrambles to help clean up the mess and make sure the kids stay out of the glass and Rick is having a meltdown because stuffing is his favorite and he doesn't care if there are microscopic particles of glass in his stuffing....he must have stuffing!
Thank heavens for Wal-Mart opening on Thankgiving, so in order to help expedite the process-Rick volunteers to head to our local Wal-Mart, pick up the ads that weren't in the paper and buy some more stuffing mix.....


We clean up the glass mess, get the turkey on the grill and continue to juggle rolls, vegetables, gravy and potatoes while I re-prepare the ingredients for the stuffing....

POP!

We hear the ominous sound of breaking glass AGAIN!

What can you do but laugh and get out the camera???



So, it all turned out....the food got cooked, the stuffing got replaced, the rolls got done, the potatoes were creamy.......

We all gave THANKS!

12 comments:

Jessica said...

I just laugh remembering it all. You forgot to mention how hungry everyone was!

jen said...

HAHAHA...it was an eventful Thanksgiving wasn't it! Totally fun though & the food was DELISH! What would a holiday be without some sort of chaos?? :)

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

oh wow....

Kassi Jane said...

o my goodness that is too funny! glad everything turned out okay

Suzie said...

Oh my goodness. All I could do was chuckle at your post, mainly because I KNOW your attitude!
Of COURSE you laughed, got out the camaera and then proceeded to have a great feast with that amazing family of yours.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Patrice said...

Oh, no! That is so funny, after the fact, anyway! Happy Thanksgiving!

Mari said...

What a crazy Thanksgiving!! I'm glad no one got hurt by glass shrapnel!

Lori said...

LOL, sounds like an eventful day. Glad no one was hurt with all the glass breaking. Glad Rick got to have STUFFING! Making memories!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

Spin said...

i hope its ok that im laughing - a lot. but only because i can relate

Joyce A said...

Oh my goodness, it sounds like a normal disaster!! Anything to make it interesting, hey! I loved the picture around the table. Aren't we blessed to have wonderful families? It looks like you had a lot, are you going to have many for Christmas?

Lisa said...

Oh my! What an eventful day. I am glad it all turned out in the end!