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Q&A: Thanksgiving 911

Every Thanksgiving hostess has his or her moments of anxiety. Hell, I've been making holiday dinners and hosting dinner parties for a decade, and I still get a little nervous when it come to roasting the perfect turkey. That combined with kids, houseguests, and having to make an endless supply of side dishes all timed in perfect harmony...it's a lot for one person. Hopefully by the time you've read this post, I will have answered any of your looming questions, but if there is still anything you are concerned about, please leave a comment at the end of the post, and I'll be sure to answer. Pictured above: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
1. What if I overcook the turkey, and the breast meat is dry? Slice it thin and soak it in warm chicken or turkey stock.
2. How do I get the skin beautiful golden brown? Lots of butter! Separate the skin and push butter directly over the meat then spread more butter over the outside of the skin. Also cover just the breast of th…

Pic of the Week: Lunchtime at Grandma's House


I took this over the summer when I traveled through Oklahoma on my way to San Antonio. I stopped through for my best friend's wedding and got to visit with my mom. She lives on a small farm outside of Tulsa where she takes care of chickens, geese, and ducks...and her trusty sidekick - that goofy little pug. While I admittedly only like the country for a short amount of time, it's always nice to visit. See that barn in the background? When I was a kid, I used to play a game where I would climb on those outside rocks and try to make it all the way around without touching the ground.

Previously on Pic of the Week: Ladybugs 


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  1. I actually miss country living!

    The pug's a cutie pie!

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    1. It does make for a nice break from the city.

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