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Archive for 27. November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

.. to all of you… from all of us 🙂

This is a picture of the place mat, Sara made at school. She has been using it every day since she got to bring it home. I love how tiny her little hand turkey is.


Of course the past week or two have been all about Thanksgiving at kindergarten, and they’ve done several projects. One was a picture they had to draw. First they cut out words that spelled “I like to eat”, and then write the words and draw a picture. Sara likes to eat PUKN PI.

Another project was a story that they made into a little book. They got to draw a picture for each page, and fill in the blanks of the story. It was called Pilgrims, and went like this: Long ago pilgrims came to America. They crossed the ocean in a ship called Maflawr. The men built hawses for their families. Friendly indins showed pilgrims how to plant corn. Pilgrims and Indians had the first Thanksgiving.
     Unfortunately she didn’t get to finish the last sentence, I would have loved to see how she would have spelled Thanksgiving.

Adventures In Turkey Frying

Several weeks ago, Greg thought it would be nice to have a fried turkey for dinner. He’s fried them before, and they always turned out delicious.  So he buys the turkey, puts it in the brine for a couple of days, and then sets up the turkey fryer in the back yard – far away from the house, “just in case”. When the oil was hot enough, he puts the turkey in… the oil temperature drops, which is normal, but then it won’t go back up! Seems that the propane tank might be empty?? What to do now?! He decides to bring it inside and finish frying it on the stove! Of course I have to help him, haul that huge HEAVY pot into the house, and we can’t just walk through the back yard and use the back door, that leads straight into the kitchen. Nope, that door is stuck and won’t open without a sledge hammer. We have to walk around the front and use the front door, which means walking twice as far, and having to walk through the living room and dining room to get into the kitchen…hoping we don’t spill that nice hot oil and send that turkey sliding right into he computer room! All goes well and we got the pot safely into the kitchen and on the stove, although I was a little worried about the stove collapsing under all that weight.  Frying took a little longer on the stove, because the temp didn’t get quite as high as it should, but the turkey tasted delicious!

Today, on Thanksgiving, the plan is to fry the turkey… let’s hope everything goes off without a hitch this time. I need the stove to cook the side dishes!


** Check back later today for a little bonus post 🙂