Thursday, December 07, 2006

'Tis the Season!

First of all, I want to say Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings... But MERRY CHRISTMAS.

As usual this season zooms by so fast that I hardly know which end is up. We just got back from Atlanta over Thanksgiving where practically everyone from my side of the family showed up at my daughters home. We had people sleeping in just about every room (nobody was sleeping in the bathrooms or kitchen!)

Learned something new about cooking turkeys. My sister in law Laurie suggested that we cook that 20 lb. turkey at 500 degrees, that it would cook in about a third of the time. After looking on the internet a little we compromised on the 450 degree method, and I do believe this was one of the most juicy and tender turkeys ever!

Having smaller number of family coming at Christmas. I don't have much left in the way of vacation, so will be sticking pretty close to the house except for a short trip up to Tulsa to visit Jon's family. We're not planning much in the way of decorations this year. Jon has turned a bit bah-humbug and no longer feels the need to do outside lights since we moved to Houston. Oh well.

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