Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Sharing Thanksgiving Thoughts
Despite my futile attempts to get out of the kitchen this Thanksgiving, yours truly will be cooking tomorrow. I know I shouldn’t complain, but my family allows for no creativity with this meal. It’s got to be turkey, of course, and stuffed celery, cornbread dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, a throw back to the 1950s Jell-o congealed salad, pumpkin pie, rolls and some random vegetable.
At least I hope for an uneventful morning of cooking, unlike the time I stored freshly made cornbread in a plastic container in the oven overnight. When I turned on the electric oven the next morning, I soon noticed a strange smell and billowing smoke pouring from the oven. I opened the door to a blob of melting plastic dripping down onto the oven racks and bottom. I let the mess cool off and took the racks outside to clean and set about to make more cornbread for the dressing. That was my worse holiday cooking disaster. Martha Stewart is asking for your worst Thanksgiving disasters, but mine can’t top the woman who set her house on fire frying a turkey. Her family and 20 guests had dinner with the firemen at the firehouse.
Do you have a Thanksgiving story you’d like to share?