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Friday, December 2, 2011

Some success, some failure

So, I'm a little late in writing this blog post, but I'm in "whatever" mode at the moment... Not to be rude, just realistic (I'm tired, cranky, and overworked)...
Thanksgiving Dinner had some levels of success and some (epic) failures... I will post the recipes that were flat out AWESOME in a later post (read: I need to go home and find where I put the recipes), but I wanted to mention what went wrong...

The worst thing that everyone dreads while cooking any poultry happened - my turkey was still pretty raw (even after I double-checked the temperature with a thermometer... which shall be promptly replaced before I make another turkey). I put the turkey back in the oven. It took an additional 3 hours to cook... Not sure that my oven is working properly either... Hmmm... After it was (thoroughly) cooked, it was AWESOME because of the brining and seasonings, so I guess this one wasn't SO bad after all, we just didn't get to eat it FOR Thanksgiving Dinner...

I tried making homemade rolls... they sucked... I'm going to stick to Rhodes Freezer Rolls from now on... I know I can't mess those up...

Brussels sprouts weren't good either... I had one, Aaron "tasted" one (spit it out, so I'm not saying he "ate" it), and our guest abstained... Oh well, at least I used them in the meal...

Everything else came out good. The boys wouldn't stop talking about the stuffing/dressing. The pie was the best I have ever made - and that is saying something! I will definitely post the process at a later date (a combination of several recipes that is quite time consuming, but the results are SO WORTH IT).

Can't mess up potatoes and gravy... The gravy was good enough to make my rock-like dinner rolls somewhat edible (but I was the only one "brave" enough to try them).

I think I'm going to make Roast Beef for Christmas dinner... I KNOW I won't mess that up!

3 comments:

Aaron said...

For the record I DID eat the sprout since I did not want to spit it out in front of company. I did want to though...:)
and I DID eat A roll. With LOTS of butter. :)

Yes, the turkey l, stuffing and especially the pie were awesome.

Tripacerchick said...

I stand corrected... I did not witness you actually eating the brussels sprout nor did I witness you eating a rock-roll. :)

Vgerdeb said...

You guys are so funny! We all have meals that have turned out like that - the important thing is being together & being able to laugh about it (even if it's not right away) :) I've made many a rock-roll - and they were often the ones you just warm in the oven!! What's up with that?