Tuesday, November 22, 2016

It's been 168 months exactly, do not cook turkey on Thanksgiving and sometimes you need a boy to do the mixing....

Exactly 168 months ago today we moved into our house.
It sure doesn't feel like 14 years ago.

Sammy was 6 months old the day we closed.
We had 3 little boys and plush, fluffy, baby blue carpeting in the bathroom. Yuck!
It was torn up the first week we lived here. Ha!

The girls took my camera this morning.
They were outside for a bit and then did a little photo shoot with Frankie.
They spiked his hair and made him pose! Ha!
I didn't even know they were doing it! They showed me the pictures after they finished.

{The first 4 photos in this post they shot}

They even dragged his puppy into it...how sweet.
...I'm thinking this window will be washed tomorrow morning. ;)

Turkey sugar cookie baking is happening as soon as dinner is cleaned up.
They mixed and stirred and eventually called in a brother with bigger muscles to finish up the job.
Sometimes a boy is handy for that last cup of flour or opening up the tight jar.

For lack of a turkey picture, let's pretend those chicken legs are really turkey legs, okay?
Do not cook your turkey on Thanksgiving.
To save time...cook it the day before!

I've been doing it for quite a few years now and it is a lifesaver!

Three reasons it's better to cook it the day before-
1. It frees up the oven on Thanksgiving.
2. You won't have to worry about the turkey because it's done ...which is the biggest part of the meal.
3. Your turkey will actually taste better! Yes, really!

Cook it Wednesday. Let it cool. Slice it. Store it in the refrigerator.
{keep all of the juices from the turkey as well}

Thursday in the late morning, put your turkey and the juices into a roasting pan or crock pot.
Let it sit and simmer until it's time for Thanksgiving dinner.

My secret to a perfect turkey....BUTTER!
Butter makes everything better..even turkey.

Smother your turkey skin in butter and spices as it cooks.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Also....Tomorrow we cut down our Christmas tree!!!! I'm just a little excited!

And here..... 7 ways to be organized {and a little creative} for Thanksgiving.

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