Ready for tomorrow! Yummy!! I think I will make one more thing, cranberry banana bread. All that is left is to set the table for 16. I have this cooking and entertaining down pat! But, I did not always know what I was doing.... I remember the first Thanksgiving, just me and my husband. We were living in Indiana and I was a new nurse and worked until 3pm on Thanksgiving. When I came home from work to try and make dinner..I didn't know I couldn't cook a frozen turkey! Oh! The thing was frozen solid. My husband called a hot line and we tried putting it in water to help thaw it but it was steel hard. Like a lethal weapon. And of course for the next 7 or so consecutive years I forgot about taking the stuff out of the turkey before cooking it . I didn't even know if was supposed to stay there, I was too worried about the thawing. But my favorite story is the very first attempt at pumpkin pie. I followed the directions exactly (I never follow directions. I rarely even read directions) I measured exactly, and even bought random spices I would only use for pumpkin pie, like pumpkin pie spice. The pie looked beautiful! Perfect. I held it and my husband took a picture of my first pie. We had maybe 6 kids by now and as they all tasted the pie I knew something was wrong. It was not as good as it looked. In fact, they were either trying to spit it out gracefully into their napkins or chase it by gulping water...seems those spices got mixed up....I used cayenne pepper instead of that pumpkin spice!!! Every ones mouth was burning! Even the little kids!
Happy Thanksgiving! Relax and enjoy your family!