One of my favorite holidays is rapidly approaching! Even more so for me because we’re eating next Monday! And I’m cooking the turkey. Holy Moley, what was I thinking?!
I was telling Hubby the other day that I don’t feel old enough to be cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving. Does anyone else feel like that? I know I’m an adult, and I have adult responsibilities (hello? Three kids!) but I don’t feel like an adult sometimes.
Will I always feel that way?
Anyway, I’ve been researching turkey… anyone else cooking a turkey for the first time this year? I’ve seen what the Pioneer Woman has to say, I’ve checked with Alton Brown, and it seems that doing something called a “brine” with your turkey is the way to go. Who knew? (Certainly not me because I goggled “brine” after I read their recipes!)
So, I will be attempting to brine my turkey this weekend. That is assuming I actually find a turkey at the store tonight. (Oh the joys of overseas living!)
I looked back to see pictures of the past few Thanksgivings and remembered that although I adore taking pictures, I often enjoy a holiday/event/thing and realize afterward that I didn’t get out my camera. So all I found was Thanksgiving 2008– Stinkbug was a newborn! Looking at the pictures made me realize how much Doodlebug looks like Stinkbug!
And Ladybug kissing her baby brother– she’s always been a super big sister! (OK, is it just me or does Stinkbug kinda look like a grumpy old man in this picture?)
So, for the sake of the grandmas, I will try to remember to get out from behind the brined turkey and pick up my camera this Thanksgiving!