Wednesday, November 23, 2005

"White meat, dark meat, you just can't lose ..."

7:30 AM ... Awakened by the phone, to learn that Grandma F is stressed to no end, as the fire alarm interrupted her bathroom time. She said water was pouring all upstairs, where all the smokers and drug fiends were trying to kill them all. We are going on the assumption it was November's fire drill, until we officially hear otherwise.

Jimmy visited her today, while I destroyed the kitchen here at home.


Cooked today:
Layered Salad (for Friday)
2 Sweet Potato Pies
Giblets (for gravy)
Grandma Owens' Sour Cream Pound Cake
Big Ole Pot of Collard Greens
Lima Beans (for Saturday)
Black Eyed Peas
2 Chickens (for Saturday's Brunswick Stew)
Ground Beef & Onions (for same Brunswick Stew)
Huge-ass Cheesecake (for Paul & Hallie)
2 batches of cornbread
Double recipe of Banana Bread

The cheesecake looks iffy, and it overflowed the springform pan, causing massive smoke to waft all over the house. But the pound cake (which I've been ruining, the last few times I've made it) turned out perfectly, I think.

Tomorrow, I'll cook the ham and turkey breast, dressing and giblet gravy, and finish up the veggies and rolls ... and we'll have Turkey Day, just the 4 of us. We'll be missing Adam and Brandy, but hoping they are having a really nice Thanksgiving with Brandy's folks.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Hope everybody gets to take a nap tomorrow. :-)

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