It’s 2am and I’ve just finished packing up the brining bag for the turkey, made with pineapple juice this time. Tomorrow, the cooking symphony will go like this (ideally):
- bake pumpkin pie
- bake herb cornbread stuffing (I don’t like cooking the stuffing in the bird.)
- roast turkey
- cook cranberry sauce
- cook maple-glazed carrots (maybe…)
- make appetizer of tuna salad in lettuce cups
- make gravy
All these for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Yumm.
My cook-in-crime (a.k.a. brother) is unexpectedly indisposed because of an ankle sprain, so the rest of us will do our best to get things in order. :)
Every year there are new things to be thankful for — small successes, big successes, baby steps, long leaps, changes, fulfilled dreams, etc. — but what I’ll always be thankful for are my family and friends, because without them these are all meaningless. Thank you and love you all. xoxo
Now off to bed I go.