Singing Owl offers us the the following Turkey Day themed questions in this week's Friday Five:
1. Did you go elsewhere for the day, or did you have visitors at your place instead? How was it? We had the party. And as I posted earlier, it was swell. I couldn't get the bowl off the food processor so I tried a little impact maintenance. First the handle broke. So I tried the hammer. Broke the whole bowl that way. Much as I'm against people working on holidays, I must say, it was good to have the big box store open and waiting to produce a new food processor. In the meantime the turkey was cooking away. Doing a good job too. Got done way early. Math was never my strong suit, even, apparently as applied to cooking times. Oh and somewhere in there, I burnt myself. But we had a great time. I started cooking everything else at break-neck speed, we moved dinner up, we laughed a lot and it all tasted pretty good when all was said and done.
2. Main course: If it was the turkey, the whole turkey, and nothing but the turkey, was it prepared in an unusual way? Or did you throw tradition to the winds and do something different? It was turkey, or actually turkey(s). I decided to get creative and do a Rachael Ray thing with a turkey breast and fresh herbs stuffed under the skin. Dear One, a traditionalist who is very fond of leftovers was not so so sure about the wisdom of that, and went with another turkey, plain butter basted in the big electric roaster. We had mine for dinner (early). We'll be having many happy returns on that other big ol' bird. Yum-O as Rachael would say!
3. Other than the meal, do you have any Thanksgiving customs that you observe every year? We often say what we are thankful for. This year that kind of got lost in the dinner chaos.
4. The day after Thanksgiving is considered a major Christmas shopping day by most US retailers. Do you go out bargain hunting and shop ‘till you drop, or do you stay indoors with the blinds closed? Or something in between? No stores today for me. Well there is the soy milk run I've been putting off, but that will be it!
5. Let the HOLIDAY SEASON commence! When will your Christmas decorations go up? If it is not too cold tomorrow the outdoor garland will hit the porch. The inside things will start anytime in December. It's usually an evolving process. The bins come up and get unpacked gradually through the month, starting with the advent wreath and the empty creche and forward from there.