Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thanksgiving in September

FYI: A 6 lb frozen solid turkey breast packed in a lunch cooler and transported in the cargo hold of a plane will not stay frozen for 24 hours. In fact, it's likely to defrost and then leak it's juices all over until it seaps out of the cooler seams and all over your clothes and the precious stores of goods that are also being transported in that luggage. I will never transport frozen meat in my luggage again....probably.

Given the above information, I decided not to just cook the turkey (it was still slightly frozen and very cold for those concerned about food poisoning) but the whole Thanksgiving dinner. Last year we had Thanksgiving in October in celebration on Canadian Thanksgiving so this year we had Thanksgiving dinner in September in celebration of imported goods.

We had turkey, stuffing (with no celery as it's hard to find), mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. Here are some photos of our feast:

Frank even wore his Turkey Trot shirt in celebration of the occasion:

And here's my Sarah-style artistic photo of pumpkin pie:

We were all stuffed, as should be the case, and Frank swears he was all tried after and that it must be the turkey. I was tired as well but I'm still jet-lagged so I don't think I can blame it on the turkey. Not sure we'll have another Thanksgiving dinner in November but at the very least they serve a big spread at the Intercontinental!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Yuck. So not only were you a day late and jetlagged, you had to wash the turkey out of all your clothes. At least the pie looks beautiful!