Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cooking Up a Storm

Ahh, so grateful that there is no school today. It seems the older I get the longer it takes to pull off Thanksgiving.  The big bird went in the oven at 6:30.  There is a bit smaller one for the turkey fryer tomorrow.
The Captain was able to come to for awhile Monday morning and visit each classroom at our little school.  You would have thought Elvis entered the building.  I have always tried to involve lots of real experiences and real people in my students lives.  Still, I'm surprised at the difference in getting ideas when the person sharing the ideas is standing right in front of them. No comparison to a text lesson.  I was very thankful he made time for that.

Well, the kitchen is calling.  Speaking of the kitchen, Auntie G-Lou stitched up some fun aprons for my little corkers  cookers.

 Oooh, a surprise from Auntie G-Lou.
Time for some experimenting with flour, rice and food coloring.
 Clean up, clean up, everybody do their part.


  1. You are cooking your turkey today? Mine is in the fridge still thawing. I have a 22 lb one. I am going to put it in the oven at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow and carve it and put it in a big serving pan to take to my daughter's house. I always worry if there is enough white meat. I am toying with the idea of getting a turkey breast that you cook in the bag. I know my friends are bringing ham. I love Thanksgiving!

    1. I always cook about a 22 pound turkey the day before. That way I can have the broth for other endeavors and the mess out of the way. Mostly I do the whole meal, so oven space is hard to manage. I do a ham as well.
      Handy Man will then fry a turkey right before the meal. They eat every bite of that one and some of the already cooked one as well. Then it's turkey salad time, a post Thanksgiving tradition.

  2. Have a wonderful day in the kitchen! I am off to get mine started! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!