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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and Bringing Home the Bacon

It's November 23rd. Do you know where your turkey platter is?

This is the best time of year to judge whether or not you have turned over a new leaf and reordered your life. Do you have it all together yet or are you like me?... A lot better than previous years and but still not ready for a Martha Stewart inspection.

I actually baked my first turkey many years ago with the plastic giblet bag still in it. Who knew? One year, at my sister's house, the oven went into self-cleaning mode and locked itself with the turkey inside.   

I've got the timing down perfectly now after many years of trial and error. My best tip... cook the turkey the day before. It's downhill from there.

My biggest problem now... my hubby is hog hunting today. Seriously! I already have two turkeys in my fridge. Where in God's green earth am I going to find space for a piggy, for crying out loud. I'll let you know how things turn out.

Watch for an article on organizing to appear after the turkey platter gets put away at our house. Don't we all need to simplify and focus on what's really important... shopping!! No honestly, I mean family and friends, of course.

I am truly grateful for all of you and hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Till next time...

(This is not turkey but shrimp at Bubba's, Paula Dean's kin, in Savannah last fall.)

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