Friday, November 25, 2011

You're Supposed to Thaw It?

Thanksgiving at my Bella's house.

Her very first Thanksgiving and she was excited to cook.

I headed over to her house with some helpful items she doesn't have, ready for a day of cookin' and later, a day of eatin' with the family. I was really looking forward to hanging out with her and making the meal together.

"Where's the turkey sweetie?" I ask.

"What Momma? Don't you have it?"

"Didn't Pup bring it over Monday?" I ask again.

"No! I thought you guys were bringing it over thawed today!"

We stare at each other for a minute.

A minute longer.

We start laughing our asses off.

I call Pup. "Hey babe, didn't you bring the turkey over to Bella earlier this week like we talked about?"

"Oh no!" I hear.

Turkey is frozen solid.

Pup brings it over anyway. Bella and I hunker down at her and B's laptop, frantically seeing what we can do.

Guess what? You can cook a frozen turkey. No problem. We followed the instructions from the Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Department of Health and threw that bad boy into the oven.

Six hours later, we're eating that 11 pound beauty.

Wine, turkey, stuffing, corn pudding, my awesome gravy, Lorenzo's green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and some wii Jeopardy.

Life is good. Even when it starts out frozen.

9 comments:

Karen said...

It's a beautiful thing :-)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

HA! When the right foot does not know what the left foot is doing... well, kinda. I didn't know you could cook a frozen turkey, but that's a very good thing to know!

Happy Thanksgiving!! YAY LEFTOVERS!

Shabbygal said...

HaHa! That's funny! You gals made it work though!Good to know you can cook a frozen turkey! Traci

Sandra said...

You learn something new every day! I did not know that.

Ms. A said...

That sounds like something I would do! Hope she wasn't too upset and glad it worked out. Thank goodness for internet.

So. Cal. Gal said...

Did Pup forget to take it out of the snow again? ; )

David L Macaulay said...

lol - here's to hoping you avoid salmonella

Sarah said...

Best Thanksgiving ever! And the nerd herd scarfed up the leftovers, no problemo.

Deborah said...

Update - none of us died or got sick. The turkey was surprisingly juicy!