Monthly Archives: November 2011

Turkey Day Minus One: Caketastrophe

Just tried to invert the chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake onto the cake stand and only half of it made it out of the bundt pan. So I guess we are having pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie, and trifle for … Continue reading

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Turkey Day Minus Three: Seating Charts

We have seven adults and five children attending and a dining table that seats six. The plan is to bring out the craft table from the playroom, set it in the hall (making an L with the kitchen table) and … Continue reading

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Turkey Day Minus Seven: What The Turkey, Doug Allison?

I was going to just post about this Melissa Clark column, as it also ponders Thankgsiving-in-advance, but then got totally distracted by this question sent in by one Doug Allison. Can you defrost and eat a turkey that’s POSSIBLY AS … Continue reading

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Turkey Day Minus Eight: Pie Crust

Nathan has been asking me to make cookies for a billion years, and while I have a batch of Nigella’s butter cookie dough in the freezer, I am a mere three pounds away from my Weight Watchers goal and am … Continue reading

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Turkey Day Minus Nine: Packaged Foods

Every time I’ve done Thanksgiving I’ve made my own dinner rolls, because I am a masochist. This year I finally realized what my mother has always known, which is that dinner rolls are one area where you can’t improve that … Continue reading

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Turkey Day-Minus Ten: Squash Casserole

My parents are in Hong Kong this year and I am missing them like crazy, especially right about now. My mother makes the best Thanksgiving feast ever, and while I am pretty competent at duplicating it by now, I am … Continue reading

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