Thanksgiving was really different but still beautiful and filled with lovely people and laughter and great food. Victoria spent the night and I cooked omelettes and we watched the parade and laughed at the bad Broadway previews and we sipped hot chocolate and later watched Inland Empire, which is a weird thing to watch on Thanksgiving, but it somehow worked. Poor husband was very sick with flu and was unable to lift his head. He insisted I went on without him, which I HAD to do, because I was the one cooking the turkey. I was a comical mess running down to the car with a giant, steaming turkey in my arms. Luckily, a kind neighbor helped me out.
Mary and Tifanie, our two beautiful hostessesSistuh with her rad gloves, lookin' fine The homes looked beautiful The turkey was quite good, if I do say so myself. I think people were happy. I brined it for 24 hours in maple syrup and honey and sea salt (along with some other spices), then cooked it for an ETERNITY (should have lasted 3 1/2 hours, lasted 6 1/2 instead). My oven just will not conform to any kind of temperature standard. I need to learn how to keep the bird from getting blackened on the top (I did cover it with foil and cook the turkey with the breast side down for the first hour, but it still happened). Any advice on this matter is welcomed.
Mmmm.Glorious post-turkey malaise
The rest of the evening involved a huge, lumbering game of Loaded Questions and a lot of hilarity. It was good times.
The rest of the weekend was really good. We pretty much holed ourselves up like little moles and worked hard on music. We started doing final vocals on a couple of songs. We have some new pro equipment that is totally changing how my vocals are recorded and it is sob-inducingly fantastic. David convalesced. I worked on finishing a project for Christmas for the kiddies. It was wonderful to have three days straight to work on what we love. Truly wonderful.
I shield mine with foil, but only on the burny parts. Also your oven can be a problem. I guess electric ovens are notorious for being unpredictable. But MAN DOES THAT MARINADE SOUND TASTY. :D