Happy Turkey day eve! now.. its really holiday kick off time... feeling a tiny overwhelmed.. but just a tiny. Today Im making my pies, a couple pumpkin, an apple and a pecan. then it'll be on to the stuffing and the squash. Then I'll probably cut up the brocoli for the brocoli salad. I wont make it til morning though so it doesnt get soggy in the dressing. I think that will be all the cooking for today.
Then I think I'm going to put my little tree up. I dont have room for a big tree anymore since the parrot came to live with us, unless i move him out of the living room into my bedroom or craft room and I dont want to do that to the bird. Believe me I've thought about doing it just for the holiday but he likes being around us and I dont want to hurt his little birdie feelings!
I'm hoping that my turkey thaws! its 28.29 lbs. I took it out of the freezer on monday and left it in the fridge.. but its still frozen solid! so its sitting out for a few hours today on and off. hopefully it'll be ready by morning.. I hate when the inside is still frozen and I have to run water in it to get the bag of guts out!
Looks like the kids will all be coming tomorrow! I'm glad of that. I think the girls were all coming over this afternoon to help with some of the cooking.. but it'll probably be done by then! (its easier to do it myself anyways... but I like to have them here.. they can do the dishes! lol!)
figgy and frannie and I kept hearing this sound out this window this morning, but it was still dark and hard to see out at first.. but then we saw him.. a little sparrow hopping around in the window box between the screen and the dead flowers! jumping around on the screen looking in at us! I dont know what he thought he was doing . but we watched him for about 15 minutes. then he flew away! I think he may have been trying to tell me not to forget to put the birdfeeder out this winter! I couldnt get a picture of him because it was still dark out at the time. Figgy and frannie were thrilled with his company! lol i should have taken pictures of them watching him! darn.. wish I had thought of that.
Picked up this little turkey mum yesterday.. thought he was cute.. and not only that, but when he dies, I can pluck his feathers and use them again on something else next year!
OK.. thats if for now.. I really need to get busy in the kitchen.. I'm about to turn on some nutcracker music and off I go!
Have a happy day! I'll be back tomorrow to wish you all a happy thanksgiving !