Several years ago I helped my Mama brine a turkey. I loved the flavor, so I always do that now. This year I mixed my brine and poured it over my turkey in an oven bag. Perhaps the solution was too hot or maybe I put too much pressure on the bag as I was adjusting it in the roasting pan before I popped it in the fridge for the night, but either way the bag burst. There was brine (that had been on my raw turkey) everywhere! I had to wash the counters, everything on them, stove top, the cabinet fronts, and the floor. I had to remove my shoes and change my clothes. The turkey had to brine half at a time in the brine that stayed in the pan and I just flipped the bird this year. It still tasted good, despite my mess!
I hope you had a joyous (and less messy) Thanksgiving!
Miss Gabby's hair had grown fairly long by last year. We had started talking about donating it then. She told me she wanted to wait until after Christmas to cut it. The other night though, I was cutting Nate's hair and she asked me to do hers too.
I happened across a recipe I wanted to try a couple of weeks ago. Things don't move very quickly these days. I realized I didn't have enough butter the other day, so I left Justin a voicemail to pick it up. He didn't get the voicemail in time, so this morning I put out my ingredients and got the kids together to make a quick run to the grocery store. After much fussing over coats and who had the prime seat to see the baby, everyone was strapped in. I hit the button to open the garage and turned the key. Click, click, click.
Everyone out, back up the stairs. My internet had not been working all morning and Justin was in class. I called my parents' house to see if my Daddy had any extra insight over the dead battery I suspected (since we did this about four years ago). He wasn't home either. I did have a nice little chat with my Mama.
All this over a coffee cake.
Actually, I'm quite thankful. Today's errand wasn't planned, it wasn't necessary, but it let us know about the problem before it became a real difficulty. I don't even have to wait for this one to be funny.
After while Justin will come home and change the battery and hopefully all will be as good as new!