Never a dull moment.
My brother and sister in law are in town for a visit so we are doing Thanksgiving a little early.
I love cooking and especially putting on the feast so I was happy to go to work.
Last night I made the cranberries and the pie shell.
First thing this morning it was the chocolate pie. This was a first and I am afraid while the meringue looks incredible not sure that the chocolate set…putting it in the fridge to hopefully help it along.
So as MB entertained the other adults with some playtime in her room I started preparing the turkey. All was going along well. I had all the pots going and the turkey in the over. The rest of the crew headed over to MB’s last soccer game. I must add that I was proud when I gave her the choice of stopping by her friends b-day party before her game or to hang out with her Aunt and Uncle without even a “mental debate” she quickly said she would pass on the party. Small moments like these make me proud.
Ok so back to the cooking.
Green beans, check. Turkey, smells good. Cranberries, taste test a success. Now on to the stuffing…whoops out of chicken broth. My neighbor T saves the day and we are back in business. Now comes peeling the potatoes. Got them all peeled and boiling and I start to turn on the garage disposal to clean out the sink.
This is where liquid plumber comes in.
Empty house but me. All the ovens and stove tops in use. Dishwasher full. Kitchen is in full swing. And now I have 2 backed up sinks. Water filling both halfway. Oh crap what do I do. I stink my hand down to see if there is anything stuck. Nope. I wait a bit, no draining. Ok Liquid Plumber in you go. After about 5min the sinks start gurgling I smile and turned around to look.
Oh no. The water is going the wrong direction…up not down. I watch speechless and unable of what to think to do. Then it stops and the water settles down.
Right now in my mind I am thinking what is going to happen if everyone comes home and instead of the yummy Thanksgiving smells all they smell is liquid plumber. Ok. That can’t be, what is next.
I go in for the plunger. I do the left sink first. OMG. It worked. I am feeling good. I start on the real sink the one with the garbage disposal and after about 10 plunges…trying to find the drain was part of the problem. Bingo. I got it.
Ahh. Now back to the good stuff.
Oh one more problem. My rolls needed more time to rise. Arizona sun saved the day. Stuck them in the sun and those babies doubled up just in time to be put in the oven. I love the sun even more now.
All was good. Bellies were full. The table looked good. The only down side was the chocolate pie- which didn’t set and wa runny. Though everyone said it tasted good. Now I am going to have to try that recipe again so I can make it right. My meringue of course was awesome and that was the part I was fretting about. Oh well.
Happy early Thanksgiving.
p.s. no one know about the liquid plumber, in fact TB was going to be learning of this by reading the post. However we spent a little bit of time in the hot tub after dinner and I spilled the beans 🙂