We are having an employee Christmas party tomorrow at SewFlakes.  I volunteered to cook the turkey.  (Thankfully, Erik will be home tomorrow to watch it as it cooks, while I’m at work.)

About 4:00 this afternoon.

It is 2:15 in the morning, and the turkey is nearly completely thawed.  After sitting in cold water for the last 12 hours, it was a close call, but it will be ready to cook in the morning. Yay!

I will wake up early (oh around 8:00am haha), baste it, and get it in the over, and then make the gravy.  Everything will be perfect!

In other news, I finally took a (bad) picture of the neck warmer I made for my Grandma’s Christmas gift.

I used lentils in the bag instead of corn.  It really works well, and the lentils are smoother than the lumpy corn.  The only thing wrong with it is that it smells like cattle feed when you heat it! I will add some lavender essential oil to it before I give it to her.  (According to aromatherapy theories it should be relaxing every time she heats it up.  We shall see.)

Another thing with using lentils – you don’t have to heat them as long because they get hot quick! 2 – 2 1/2 minutes should due fine for a while.

I will try to post again, later tonight, with the out comes of the turkey, though I’m confident enough to say I’m sure it will be delicious!