Army of Mom

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11.21.2006

Adventures in Thanksgiving

Well, we talked about buying a new coil for the old oven, so we could make it work between now and the delivery of the new oven, but it is $35 and I'm too cheap to spend the money on something I'm going to throw away in four days.

So, we are opting for a holiday cooking adventure. We are going to get a spiral ham and cook it on the BBQ grill. My husband can grill some potatoes and then we will cook some stuffing out there in a dutch oven. I can use the toaster oven to warm the bread and we'll just do everything on the stovetop.

Won't that be fun? Who's with me?

I think it will be fine. When handed lemons, make some lemonade. Fortunately, the fridge still works, so we have a place to keep the lemonade cold. I figure I can make the big feast on Christmas this year instead of Thanksgiving. It won't be the same and it won't be our tradition, but it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of life. We'll still have our family with us and football on the tube. Life will be fine. Plus, it will be 78 on Thanksgiving here. So, that is grilling weather anyway.

Right? Right.

4 Comments:

  • At 2:01 PM, November 21, 2006, Blogger Jane said…

    You can also cook a turkey on the grill. One year we tried it, and it turned out great! Also, I have seen recipes for doing the stuffing in a crock pot. Good luck!

     
  • At 2:07 PM, November 21, 2006, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    Yeah, but a fully cooked ham just needs to be heated through so it will be faster and easier.

     
  • At 4:43 PM, November 21, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I bet the turkey would be good like that, but now I've got my tastebuds anticipating the smoked ham. Yummy! I may try the crock pot for something. I hadn't thought of that!!!

     
  • At 5:49 PM, November 21, 2006, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    You'll be fine making lemonade.

    Our most difficult T-day was when we had dinner at the Mission. The tickets were given out when I filled out the paperwork for the 5th month of food stamps.

    There's a local grocery store offering fully cooked turkey dinners.
    It's not the food, it's the good company.

     

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