Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 - What To Do When Your Turkey Is Done Too Early

This year was a really special one for us. We were thankful to provide a meal for a combined group of 9. Halo was our non-stop entertainment. I worked pretty hard on Wednesday and Thursday to cook up the best Thanksgiving meal that I've ever made. The work was all worth it in the end.

My favorite dish was the stuffing. I used my mother-in-law's recipe, but I baked fresh break in my bread maker. It was delicious!

 The turkey was wonderful too, but it was done 2 hours before mealtime! So, I did a quick search online and found that you can take it out, cover it first in tinfoil then in a towel and let it sit. Joshua surprised me with a really fancy meat thermometer this year. So I left that in and monitored the temperatures. I let it sit for 2 hours and it never dropped below 167 degrees. Maybe this little bit of knowledge will be helpful to someone else some day too!

I ended up making two pies. I used a mini cookie cutter in star shape on my apple pie, but I cut the stars too close together and it didn't hold up entirely through the baking process. I'll have try this again but leave more space between each cutting.

I have so many things to be thankful for, but I am most thankful for my loving and supportive husband. He is my north star. I hope that all of you had as nice of a Thanksgiving as we did.

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