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Thanksgiving Day: 5:23 PM

Turkey is not done yet. I hate cooking poultry for this very reason – I can never tell when the darned thing is done! We’ll get a good temperature reading in one place, then move it and it’ll go down 15 degrees. So our 5:00 dinner is now looking more like a 6:30 dinner. Whoops....

Thanksgiving Day: 1:21 PM

And the turkey is in the oven! (and the camera batteries are in the charger!) We’re really hoping we’re doing all of this right. I mean, there isn’t any complete tutorial that I’ve found (with photos!) of how to prepare a turkey for roasting… I’m reading stuff about tucking the wings somehow under somewhere and...

Thanksgiving Day: 12:06 PM

Now it’s late enough in the day that the smell of garlic is no longer repulsive. Which means it’s time to start roasting our garlic for the Ultimate Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. To roast garlic, slice off the tops, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, wrap in aluminum foil and pop in the oven....

Thanksgiving Day: 11:15 AM

Thanksgiving morning… We begin by baking a pie, because who doesn’t love the smell of pumpkin pie at 8 in the morning? I tried out a new crust here, inspired by the Vodka Pie Crust over at Smitten Kitchen. Instead of vodka, amaretto. The crust was stickier than typical pie crusts (to account for the...

‘Twas the Night Before Turkey Day…

The first official Love and Olive Oil Thanksgiving has begun! Needless to say, this is our favorite holiday of the year. We’re not letting the fact that we’re only two get in the way of a fabulous feast… Starting with our 11.5 pound turkey. (we briefly contemplated the shrink wrapped packs of breast cutlets and...