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Friday, December 26, 2008

Upside Down

Hope you all had a great holiday. Ours was low key, just the 4 of us (and a new Wii - which I'm not all that into yet).

Since it was just us we didn't go nuts for Christmas dinner (surprise!). Just cooked an oven stuffer roaster, the kind with the pop up button so you can't screw it up.

Only we couldn't find the button. The top of the chicken was looking delish, all golden and yummy. But no button.

Damn those Purdue people! They forgot the pop up button on our chicken!

Um, nope. Turns out we had the bird in upside down. So the button was on the bottom. So that lovely crispy top, all seasoned with butter and rosemary and salt and pepper and onions? No meat there people, just bone.

The other side? The one face down for 2 hours with not a seasoning or crispy brown to be found? That's where the meat is. And that's what we had to eat.

Figures. Turns out you can screw up an oven stuffer roaster with a pop up button after all.

In any case, Christmas is over (sadly, I love Christmas). And I promise, pinky swear, that I will finish the freaking first chapter of my new book now that I have character names resolved.

I'm not a big believer in New Year's resolutions, but if I was I'd resolve to finish the book before summer instead of just thinking about it.

Instead I'll just wish you all a happy new year, because that's so much easier!


Jan Blazanin said...

I had the same turkey problem, except ours really was missing the pop-up button. The poor bird was plenty well-done by the time I figured it out, but it was in a cooking bag so it didn't get too dried out. Now I'm searching for a self-cooking turkey.

Little Willow said...

Happy new year, everyone!