Preparation went pretty well, she even made many dishes in advance. But the one dish you have to cook on the day of the event is the turkey itself. (Well, you don't have to, but part of thanksgiving is stinking up the house with the bird.)
Unfortunately this was the day the oven thermostat broke, meaning it couldn't hold a steady temperature. We didn't realize it until the turkey should have been done and the thermometer said it was still a few hundred degrees off.
It quickly turned into a scrum process:
- Check the bird's temp
- Estimate a new time for when it will be done
- Wait the the oven to work its magic
Several hours late, we finally took delivery of the bird and ate our meal.
Customer feedback: That was the moistest turkey ever. Tasted awesome. Was ALMOST worth the wait.
Hope your and our Thanksgiving are going better this year. Happy Gobble Day!