Did Thanksgiving sneak up on anyone else this year? Or was it just me? And was anyone else feeling this exact same way last year? I mean, yesterday was Halloween and the day before that was Labor Day, so I don’t know what’s happening to the yearly calendar as I get older, but apparently time
So Jeff and I spatchcocked a turkey yesterday… and yes, we giggled every time we said the word. A spatchcock is a turkey, chicken, or other poultry that has been flattened for grilling or roasting. Yes, flattened. There is no better descriptor, folks, than flattened. You remove the backbone of the bird, then stick your hand
The first thing Jeff said when we saw our new house for the first time and walked into the back yard was that the patio needed a farmhouse table. One that would seat at least 20 people. Nothing less would do. So he built one. One that fits 20 people. He also built a dining table.
Thanksgiving feels much later in the month this year which means two things: 1) More time to build the epic 20 person farmhouse table for hosting Friendsgiving and 2) more time to overdose on pumpkin. Both of which are oh-so-good. When it comes to an easy first course for the droves of family and friends
My only wish for the day was to not screw anything up. As long as the turkeys weren’t dry, the house didn’t burn down, and the stuffing didn’t run out, I would be ok. Everything would be ok. The time and effort and expense of being completely over our heads with this party would be
It’s our first time ever cooking a turkey and we’re doing it today. All of our family is out of town for Thanksgiving this year, so Jeff and I decided to throw a big post-Thanksgiving feast for all of our friends in town. We’ve been spending the past two weeks shopping, renting, and decorating for
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