Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Our Turkey Was Walking Around Yesterday...

As we do most every year, Thanksgiving will be at our home. The kids will help me today with the pies and the baking, and we'll spend much of our time readying the house for our guests. One of the families that is spending the holiday at our house is generously supplying our turkey: a large tom that weighed in at forty pounds right before his demise. We are guaranteed that our bird is indeed a free-range organic treat, and I am hoping that at least fifteen of those pounds are feathers, blood, and organs. My oven is a small wall model and I am trying to picture stuffing this bird into my oven...he is on his way right now to the house, and I am trying to stop referring to our dinner with the masculine pronoun. IT is on IT's way, our dinner.

I imagine today is a busy day, with everyone traveling or bustling at home or working a shift and thinking of all that needs to be done after work - so to everyone who has a few minutes to sit at the computer and take a read: stay safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We truly have so much to be thankful for, and my own cup runneth over with gratitude for my health, my family's health, our happiness, and the abundance of opportunity we have in this country.

17 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I can't even imagine a bird of that size. You must take pictures of IT.

Heidi

suburbancorrespondent said...

Have fun!

Mrs. G. said...

Have a wonderful holiday. Enjoy that bird, he sounds great. I mean IT sounds great.

jakelliesmom said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Jen. Hope that bird fits and turns out just right!

painted maypole said...

happy thanksgiving.

i am thankful I don't have to cook a turkey.

Nancy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Please do, take a photo of "IT"

=)

Cathy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Crossing my fingers that you can cram that thing into the oven... Wow. Big, big bird! (i agree with heidi -- photos please)

flutter said...

have a wonderful time

Just Seeking said...

Oh my stars I'm at a loss with what to say about that bird. Forty friggin pounds. Yikes.

Happy Birthday!
and Happy Thanksgiving!

bermudabluez said...

Yes! Post a few pics when you get a chance....I don't even think I've ever SEEN a bird that big!! Glad you had a good time on your little vacation and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

BipolarLawyerCook said...

Welcome back from your trip and Happy Thanksgiving!

Emily R said...

I'm having the same worries about the turkey to oven ratio. It goes in the oven in an hour -- fingers crossed.

BetteJo said...

I guess it depends what time you plan to eat the bird, but my former MIL would have had to put a turkey that size into the oven at about 2:00am!!

Circus Kelli said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

crazymumma said...

Have a great holiday!

Sexy Housewife said...

Hope you had a good holiday and a nummy turkey! Did it fit? Did it turn out?

BTW, I am tagging you for 7 Random Facts About Yourself.

Queeny said...

I'm with Maypole. Didn't bother with a bird this year, but hope yours Rocked!!