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Turkey Day preparation

The turkey is in the brine as of 6 am this morning, along with plenty of ice. The pork roast has been ground and mixed with spices for the sausage stuffing. The cranberry sauce is finished (with extra sugar this year to appeal to the boy–but not too much extra). I probably should have made the sweet potato pie last night, but the fridge had an awful lot of turkey in there and I was worried about the space. At least the dough for the crust is ready.

I’ll do today’s writing at lunch, then tonight I’ll make the pie and the stuffing. That leaves very little for tomorrow: taters, glazed onions, and whatever else I’m forgetting. My wife isn’t keen on dinner rolls, mainly because they take a lot of time, but we have the stand mixer now, and jeez, they make great sandwiches, so maybe I’ll toss those in the oven.

I have a lot of things to be thankful for this year, and maybe tomorrow I’ll make a full accounting. Today I’m just grateful that I seem to have stopped checking my Amazon.com sales ranking every 45 minutes.

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i_amsherlocked
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
can I beg a couple of recipes off you? the dinner rolls and spice mixture for sausage are what caught my attention...
burger_eater
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
What is this "recipe" you Earth-humans speak of?

Actually, the rolls are made with a regular white bread recipe, but shaped in bitty roll form, rather than a big loaf. Easy that way.

The sausage is this: grind the pork, put in a bowl, add a bunch of shit that would probably taste good together. Because I'm brining the turkey, I leave out the salt, but otherwise it's all random sprinkling of spices and crossing of fingers.
i_amsherlocked
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
LOL, sounds like how I make sausage. How long do you cook the rolls?
burger_eater
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Until they're pretty.

More seriously, about 20-30 minutes, depending on their thickness. Very small get 12 minutes, but big fatties get as much as 35.
i_amsherlocked
Nov. 25th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
burger_eater
Nov. 25th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yes! I commented on the LJ feed.

Maybe someday I should write a book about a gay club kid... who can set fires with his mind!
i_amsherlocked
Nov. 25th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
::grins::
sinboy
Nov. 25th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Word. Recipes are for organized people. Real men (and Real women) Just Cook.
burger_eater
Nov. 25th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Heh. Well, to come clean: I use recipes for *most* things, esp. if there's some sort of sauce involved. Or baking.
sinboy
Nov. 25th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
shhh. so do i.
msagara
Nov. 25th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
Today I’m just grateful that I seem to have stopped checking my Amazon.com sales ranking every 45 minutes.

LOL!!!

On the heels of the rest of the post, I wasn't expecting this, and drinking coffee seemed safe...
burger_eater
Nov. 25th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'M A DANGER TO MYSELF AND EVERYONE AROUND ME!
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