Yesterday was quite the experience.
I attempted making my first Thanksgiving turkey! I brined it using Pioneer Woman’s recipe and it turned out uh-MAZING!
I also attempted my first apple pie from scratch…that was the biggest flop of the CENTURY! I may have pulled the pie from the bottom of the oven floor to a cold cookie sheet and it may have exploded and shattered due to the extreme temperature change. The pile to the left is the rim of the pie plate in a trillion pieces.
I then may have called Ale who was on his way to pick up his grandparents in a pyscho panic to pick up pies on his way back. And I may have screamed at him when he didn’t hear me clearly because I was sooo upset when I tried to tell him what happened . But then I took a moment to collect myself and realized how uncool of me it was to do that and I apologized profusely because it was not fair to take it out on him.
Moral of the story: I am grateful for family and especially my wonderful mom who helped me along preparing Thanksgiving and stayed up with me till 2 in the morning when the brine finally cooled so we could stick the turkey in it. (We may have started cooking it at 11pm…boiled it….then stuck it outside…followed by an icebath to bring the temperature down. So much effort! But oh so worth it!)
I am grateful for my incredible fiancé for putting up with me and my terrible temper.
I am grateful for supermarkets being open at 5:30p on Thanksgiving day so pie making failures like me can still have pie. As well as the fact that it was only the pie that failed and not the turkey!
And lastly, but certainly not least, I am grateful for the internet and blogs, for not only does it teach me how to be a better cook (see turkey above), but it provides me the opportunity to meet such cool peeps like you. Thanks guys 😀
Wish I could eat this all over again!
Have a good weekend and I hope you score great Black Friday deals if you decide to brave the crowds! May the force be with you!