Thanksgiving Week, Part 4, aka “T-Day”

So, finally we’ve arrived at Thanksgiving Day.  Nana was up early, baking pies and making a roasted turkey.  K was doing some last minute cleaning/arranging.  And the kids were doing some last minute dirtying/un-arranging.

I, as is my want, had turkey-frying duty.  Nothing brings joy to my heart like watching 14 pounds of succulent turkey meat cooking in 350° peanut oil over what is, essentially, a propane-powered jet engine.

A critical step some folks don’t do before frying a turkey … leveling. Yes, I am an engineer.

Let’s fry!

Better living through technology.  Remote sensing of the oil temperature.

Speaking of technology, this is me watching the early football game via my phone, which is getting the signal from my basement TV, over the internet, thanks to a SlingBox. I get excited just thinking about all the technology involved.

One critical piece of technology I never turkey-fry without.

K stopped by for some moral support.

After 40 minutes, golden-brown goodness.

In the meantime, there is a lot of activity in the kitchen.

Not one, not two, but three types of turkey: roasted (by Nana), smoked (my brother), and fried (yours truly).

We never starve at family get-togethers

And we always give thanks.

And now on to the eating portionof the program.

After eating, what’s the most vital part of Thanksgiving?

The football watching.

Although my brother and at least one of his daughters may think napping is the next most important thing.

It was a fantastic time of eating, talking, and watching the Redskins win.  If there was one downside, it was when I was sitting in our newly-finished basement and heard the words “something is dripping from the ceiling.”  Seems the dishwasher decided that Thanksgiving would be the perfect time to malfunction and overflow.  Luckily, there was no real damage.  But we did spend a lot of time doing this later in the evening:

Hand-washing dinnerware for 25. Fun!

And this was my job the next day.

But if that’s our biggest “first world” problem, then we truly have a lot for which to be thankful.

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2 Comments on “Thanksgiving Week, Part 4, aka “T-Day””

  1. quotation marks Says:

    Great summary of a great day. You didn’t see falling asleep.
    Great technology. Great turkeys. Great pies. Great “etc.” Imbued the “ads” change periodically on your blog, but the one now was from the Univ. of Phoenix about interviewing . Speaking of which I’m here where you used to word for a couple of what will be a couple of interesting ones. BUT I’ve got a long walk so I’ve got to go. Maybe as you say “Part 2” later.

  2. miss V. Says:

    Looks like a great group !!! Food looked good too. Sorry about the dishwasher..That’s alot of dishes to had wash..Did you get any pictures posted of the new basement ?? Kept looking for the reveal !!

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