Originally Posted by Alix
Buckytom, I'm sorry to hear about your neighbor! Do you have one of those bag sealing things? Lucy can stew down the pumpkin and freeze a bunch so that you can remember your neighbor for a couple of years at feasts. (I know you're not supposed to leave stuff that long, but pumpkin in a sealed thing seems to last forever.)
The apple pie sounds amazing. So far, the menus sounds fantastic. yum!
thanks, alix. that's a great idea. i was just looking into those vacu-seal things.
wow, mofet. are you making all of that by yourself?
ok, i just found out that we are making the turkey, the stuffing/dressing, gravy, and an apple and a pumpkin pie. i decided to get a fresh turkey this year from here: Home
i wonder if it will be any better than an injected, frozen one from the supermarket?
sis #1 and my mom are making savory green beans, broccoli rabe, mashed turnips, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, shrimp cocktail, and a pickles and olives platter.
sis #2 hopefully will just show up with her kids. that'd be good enough.
don't know where my brother is going, but it seems since his inlaws passed away, his wife isn't into a family thing anymore.
not that she was before, either. lovely, ice-in-their-veins pennsylvania germans, they are.
(sorry about the mini-rant)
sis's #3 and 4 are going to thier in-laws with their clans, i think.
now i have to figure out how to transport a blazing hot, 20 lb turkey for an hour and a half car ride down the parkway, along with the pies and stuffing, all while the gravy gets defatted.