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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: The Mayo Hotel in Downtown Tulsa


I stayed a few nights at The Mayo hotel in Tulsa, OK this summer, and it was quite a treat. This is a shot of the lobby, decorated with both modern and art deco pieces. The staircase is often used for wedding ceremonies, nearly every single weekend during summer. That was why I was there, and I'd say it's definitely the best place in Tulsa for an indoor formal wedding. The rooms were so modern and luxurious - worth every penny. Next time I'm in Oklahoma, I'll definitely treat myself to another weekend here.


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