First off, let's start by reminding people that 'Black Friday' has nothing to do with race. It has to do with putting retailers 'in the black' for the year. Which means showing a profit as opposed to 'in the red' or not making enough money to pay for expenses. If someone's told you anything different, they're jerking your leash. Color words can be used for things other than race, doncha know.
I know everyone' talked about how expensive Thanksgiving was going to be. The meal itself didn't seem any more expensive than it had been. In fact, by shopping early, I paid less for a turkey this year than last. I paid more for the pumpkin puree because Wallyworld was out of offbrand and I had to buy name brand. I paid more for the stuffing for the same reason. I think the cheaper bird offset the more expensive fixin's. The gas to get to the store to buy the groceries? Way more expensive.
A curious thing happened yesterday. The turkey was done way earlier than it should have been done. 14.5 pounds... 20 minutes per pound at 325F... 4.83 hours. It was cooked in 3 hours. Either our oven is running way hot, which is possible but unlikely since the other things I've cooked in the oven haven't cooked any faster than usual. Or the turkey was smaller than they said it was, which seems unlikely based on the amount of leftovers now nestled in my fridge/freezer Or there was some kind of timewarp vortex in the oven between the hours of 8 and 11am.
Anyway, the turkey was tender and moist and cooked through, so that's all that matters. Of course, we ended up eating dinner shortly after 11am. Cheesecake was at 2. Tiny turkey sandwiches occurred at 5.
We were in bed by 8 last night. Before that, though, we sat down to watch a movie called Wild America. We'd seen it before, but that was years ago. It's about the wildlife film producer, Marty Stouffer, and his brothers when they were younger. It's a nice movie. Kind of outlandish in places, but all in all, pretty true to the story of those boys. If you haven't seen it, give it a whirl.
Yeah, because of impromptu movie night and then early bed, I didn't get any editing done. Oops. Maybe today will be a better day for that.
How was your yesterday?