On Wednesday night, I made the cranberry sauce, and did as much food prep as I could. On Thursday morning, our host took himself to the grocery store to pick up the two fresh turkeys he has ordered previously, while I kept cooking.
He returned with two frozen turkeys.
He said they’d lost his order. The best they could do was send him back with frozen turkeys. Turkeys that were supposed to be on the fire in very short order. So I did the only thing I could think of. I named them John and Priscilla, and put them in the shower to thaw while I kept on with the meal prep.
But mostly, I remember thawing John and Priscilla in the shower.
*Nut Breads (for nibbling while I got everything on the table)
Sweet potatoes with lime juice, and nutmeg and rum
Bran yeast rolls
Honey Butter and assorted Jellies
Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream
And everything but the ice cream was made from scratch.
And wine, sherry and Port.