*note this post is not meant to seem ungrateful in any way.
Several weeks ago my dh got the great idea that I should cook Thanksgiving dinner......at his dad's house. This man is a 73 year old single man and just moved into an apartment. I have no idea what he has in his kitchen to prepare dinner with. I put my thinking cap on and figure out how to make almost everything at my house so I just have to carry it over there.
Saturday a.m. 11/22 I go to the grocery store and buy everything for dinner getting the needed extras to pull off my plan. I put the turkey in the fridge to thaw.
Wednesday night I plan to bake my pies and make my fruit salad. My disposal has not been working so I decide to look and see if I can see what has it jammed. There is a fork half way down the side. How the heck did that happen? I decided to see if I could pull it out with pliers and cannot ask dh to try. The next thing I know he is taking the disposal apart from the sink. If you have ever tried to install a disposal it is not easy. Imagine us lying on the floor trying to lift this thing back up after not being able to get the fork out. We had to get the car jack to help us lift it into place. It took us until 9 p.m. to get this back in place. I managed to cook dinner around all this mess. I was up until after 11 while my pie baked. Thankfully dd helped. We even watched a movie to try to keep me awake.
Thursday a.m. 7:30 a.m. I was waiting for the alarm to go off. It was awfully light out so I asked what time it was. I asked if the alarm didn't go off. DH said yes it went off I turned it off. Argh! Here it is 8:00 a.m. so I look for my roasting pan. Gone. I find an alternative and take the turkey out of the fridge. Remember the one that has been thawing since Saturday a.m.?? It is still partially frozen. What?!?!?! So I have it in the microwave trying to defrost it complete. Unbelievable!
Here it is 3 p.m. and we have eaten. I only forgot one thing, sharp cheddar. No big deal. Everyone ate and seemed to like everything. I have cleaned up almost everything. Just have to wrap up the leftovers and run the dishwasher. The worst is over. It wasn't as bad as my imagination led me to think!
Happy Turkey Day everyone!
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