From Denny: Roasted my Thanksgiving turkey a day early. Sure beats stressing on the Big Day. Also, my husband, affectionately known as "Satan" misses out on trying to micro-manage the cooking, driving me absolutely crazy. He never did learn to cook but thinks he knows how to tell you all about how to do it anyway. Getting the Big Bird done a day early is a win-win for everyone as he was less stressed just as much as me!
Though he did try only twice this season to be ever so irritating: once, when taste testing the fabulous gravy he made The Yuck! Face but could not keep his composure for long, laughed, and then raved about it as one of the best yet. Later he decided he just had to tell me how to cut the French bread for sandwiches his way rather than the normal slices I was doing for hot garlic bread, his favorite. Since I'm basically The Spatial Engineer in this house (just ask me to pack a car for travel and I am The Expert on finding every nook and cranny to fill) I explained to him how his way made no sense but cut a few slices for him anyway. He was so disappointed to realize I was right after all. "Satan" lost that round. Never a dull moment at our house, that's for sure!
Hey, we should all be challenging the White House chef to a Roast Turkey Cook Off. Bet mine is one of The Best! We love spices at our house and every year I create something different. This year's wet rub spices were swimming in clarified butter: sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, smokey paprika, cumin, curry powder, marjoram leaves, lite sodium soy sauce, Moscato wine and Remy Martin cognac...
Make some merry this holiday season! Jingle Jingle!
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Inside the White House Holidays - great video and the White House Gingerbread House too!