Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving

I’m a bit late with my Thanksgiving post, but I was really busy yesterday. Really I was just busy stressing out as opposed to actually crossing anything off my to do list, but what’s new?! Haha, I’m a stressball. Yay! Fun times.

Anyway, I had a rather uneventful Thanksgiving, which was quite relaxing. It was just the usual: sitting around watching the Seahawks lose, drinking wine, laughing at my nephews, eating a lot, and regretting not wearing a more forgiving dress.

It was a nice change from the previous Thanksgiving, which was fun – don’t get me wrong! There was just a slight problem with the dessert. A week prior to Thanksgiving my mom had to have surgery on her back, surgery that meant that for the next couple months or so she wasn’t allowed to move her neck. Meaning my dad, big sis, and I were in charge of the Thanksgiving feast. My dad was in charge of the turkey and stuffing and my sister and I did the sides and we each made a dessert.

Oh, and did I mention my parents had just finished remodeling their kitchen? With a new fancy oven? Well, they did. (Ultimately, this will be a lame story because it takes too long to explain the back story, but I won’t let that stop me!)

Soooo, my sis made a chocolate pie and I made an apple crostata that according to the recipe HAD to be served right out of the oven. So my plan was to put it in the oven after dinner and it being ready would surely coincide with everybody being ready to eat dessert. Of course, my plans did not incorporate a three year old boy who wanted his chocolate pie RIGHT NOW DAMNIT! As a result, my sister and I would alternate looking into the oven to see if the crostata was ready.

Unfortunately, the fancy new oven had this weird touch screen thing and the oven light was stubborn and you had to press really hard on it AND it was right next to the oven cleaner button. So, someone, I won’t name names, but I will tell you that her initials are E.M. and she is quite fond of bossing me around and has an unnatural fear of E.T., pressed the oven cleaner button. This caused the door to self lock and the temperature of the oven to skyrocket. We did manage to get the crostata out of the oven before it burnt, but, unfortunately, it tasted a lot like what I imagine chemicals taste like. Yummy.

This year I just brought the salad (much easier) and I made sure not to tell anyone that the impatient four year old boy ate half of a walnut and then spit it out in the salad proclaiming it “yucky” until after everybody had eaten their share.

17 comments:

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

Holy crap, you're lucky that that pie didn't burn your house down!

Matt said...

Chemicals taste good sometimes...havent you ever had mountain dew?

Dingo said...

I would've left it in the oven and told everyone that you were just caramelizing the apples. And then I would've pushed the little kid in Hansel and Gretel style. Hmmm...it could be those kinds of thoughts that prevent my friends from asking me to babysit. Oh well.

Andy said...

Well, think of it as a payback for burning you pie last year!

rs27 said...

Burnt pie is the best pie.

I made that up.

Kristen said...

How did you get the oven open after the self cleaning started? Are you Supergirl?

Bayjb said...

Wow that is quite a holiday. Yeah new ovens are tough, fortunately you saved one of the desserts. Hope your mom is doing okay after surgery.

Jessica said...

OMG! That really sucks, lol. I would be pretty mad!!

SS+1 said...

you mean to tell me that there's an oven that has a self cleaning component that stores chemicals? That's fricken AWESOME!

little miss optimist said...

"Really I was just busy stressing out as opposed to actually crossing anything off my to do list, but what’s new?! Haha, I’m a stressball. Yay! Fun times."

LOL, you sound EXACTLY like me!! That's exactly what I've been doing...sucks about the pie...lol

emmysuh said...

Ew, chemicals! Luckily no one got sick!

I myself ruined Thanksgiving last year by being hungover, how classy is that? I made sure to make up for it this year by being zealous and energetic. I hope it worked...

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dmb5_libra said...

you're late with your thanksgiving post? i just did mine today! haha!

mmmm oven cleaner infused crostata sounds delicious!!

salad is also the best choice. no cooking! i always bring it for potlucks :)

amindinmotown said...

E.T. is scary as hell! It's totally not unnatural to be a bit fearful... (I'm sadly 100% serious, too.)

stealthnerd said...

I 100% agree w/Mindy on this one! E.T. TERRIFIES me. No joke.

Also, I kind of love that walnut maneuver. Nice.

Kate said...

I'm terrified of ET. We had to leave the theater.

And putting something in your mouth and then putting it back in the dish? I still do that. And I'm 35.

Well. Everyone in my whole family does it.

Maxie said...

Just thinking about the taste of oven cleaner makes me want to vom. Ewwww