Thursday, November 24, 2011


I had a rude awakening when I got my turkey out of the frig this morning. For the first time I noticed it was just a turkey breast. Rats! I wanted an eight pound bird and I like dark meat and this will be strictly white meat.

Oh well, I have my dressing ready to go into the oven and my green bean casserole too. I got the Waldorf salad done last night. I still have my potatoes to do and the rolls to put in at the last minute and I may make gravy yet. That white meat could be dry.

It's a nice day and luckily Slinky wanted to be outside. It's only 10:00 and the dressing and green bean casserole don't go in the oven until 11:00 or so. I'll put the potatoes on to boil about 11:00 or 11:15. Then I'll get the gravy going. I hope that meat is done by 11:00 or so. It's only eight pounds and it calls for 2 1/2 to 3 hours at 350 degrees.

Well, more later....

The dinner went off like clockwork. After everyone left I got the kitchen cleaned up. Later almost seven o'clock I took my bath. I am very tired. I did a lot of cleaning as I put things away. It is good to be alone again. There weren't many leftovers and I sent what there was home for John and Leslie. I gave Bob A. the salad. I had made way too much and had a full bowl of fruit salad covered in saran. He will have his family's Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow after his older daughter from Wisconsin arrives tonight. He'll get his fill of turkey or ham. They are having both. But at least he and his younger daughter and her family weren't alone on Thanksgiving.

Keith called just as I was about to take the rolls out of the oven. I talked to him briefly and then Leslie talked to him too. It was good to hear from him. Scott called this morning. He was very excited. Becky was on her way to spend a week with him. She was in Atlanta heading to Germany. All in all it was a good Thanksgiving.


Sylvia K said...

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Margie, in spite of just the turkey breast! Sounds like me!!!


Margie's Musings said...

The dinner went off just fine. I was so structured in getting things in the oven that it worked out just fine.

Everyone ate all they could eat.

I had a good Thanksgiving although I am very tired.