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The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Why do I insist on cooking for an army when there are only two of us? I am used to making enough food for a minimum of nine people on holidays. Because we moved there was only Ap0k and I to cook for today. Did I control myself in the kitchen? Of course not!

I started cooking yesterday. I made homemade mashed potatoes (no instant on Thanksgiving!), sweet potatoes, green bean casserole (it’s not Thanksgiving without that), deviled eggs, potato salad (just like my grandma used to make), and an orange dream cake. Today I made stuffing, gravy, rolls, and of course a turkey (stole my daughter’s citrus recipe.)
I thought I was being smart because I cut everything down by at least a half minimum. Even after Ap0k and I ate like pigs, I still have enough food left over for days. We didn’t make a dent in all the food I made.

If you have never had a citrus turkey you really should give it a try. It is super super simple too.
Just stuff a turkey with orange and apple slices (no need to peel or seed because you don’t eat them), put the turkey in a roasting pan (wing tips foiled of course), place canned pineapple slices on the top of the turkey making sure to tuck one between wings and breast and thighs and breast. Dump pineapple juice over turkey. Pour 3 cups of your favorite citrus juice blend over turkey. Roast at 325F for the recommended time for the weight of your turkey. 2/3 of the way through cooking time baste turkey with one more cup of juice. This makes the most amazingly juicy turkey ever and gives the meat a hint of sweetness that is delicious.

Green bean casserole, who doesn’t know how to make that? Just remember the ratio and you are good to go. I can of mushroom soup to two cans of French cut green beans.

Do you like relish in deviled eggs? I heard from a couple people today who said that relish in deviled eggs is gross. Now how on earth can that be gross? Relish gives the deviled egg goop flavor. Without relish it tastes kind of like wallpaper paste. Blah at best.

Ap0k is a big fan of potato salad, though I think it’s kind of icky. He swears his favorite is the kind I make (he may just be saying that?) All I do is follow the recipe my grandmother gave me. Potatoes, onions, tomatoes, relish, mayonnaise, and a tiny bit of mustard. Mix it all together and it’s done. Sounds dull, but he eats the heck out of it.

This was the first year that I had enough room to cook. I am so used to having no counter space that now I am in counter heaven. Tomorrow will be housewifey day. I am sure I have flung food everywhere so I will scrub down the kitchen. So fun! (Yes, that was sarcasm.)

I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was as nice as mine!
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