I'm a little late showing my progress here, what with the holiday and all of its preparations. Tuesday I barely managed 30 minutes, but on Wednesday I needed to calm down a little and this was close at hand, so LLL got another 30 minutes.
I hope that you all had a lovely day yesterday, whether it was out and about with lots of family or curled up cozy and quiet in your house. My daughter and I went to the local Turkey Trot early in the morning yesterday. For one reason or another (mostly that it was raining and I kept waffling about going), I got there 5 minutes late. As in AFTER the start. Yuck. So I had to run the first half mile even to catch the end of the pack of walkers. Through the rest of the race I moved up into near the middle of the walking pack, but I have no idea what my time was. I literally walked through the chute and directly to my car so I could get cooking! And after running the first half mile, my time wouldn't have been anything meaningful anyway.
Well, the holiday Candied Sweet Potato discussion went exactly as I said it would. I just sat back and smiled. And in Wednesday's post I should have mentioned that my MIL is a great person. She's 84 years old now and so she's bound to have her quirks. And all in all, she's a very good sport when we tease her. But she's fun to write about.
My mother, on the other hand? More drama than you'd ever imagine. I won't even go there.
Today is turkey soup day. Yesterday I had two turkeys. We decided to try a smoked turkey from a barbecue place, so on Wednesday I had picked up this giant sized, fully cooked and smoked bird. But on Thursday I also roasted a turkey breast, just in case nobody liked the smoked turkey.
The result? They all liked the smoked turkey well enough, but preferred my traditional roasted turkey. Although I think that the smoked turkey would have been good if it had been served at a party maybe, with cold salads and snacks.
So anyway, I'm making soup from the roasted breast, and I took the wings off the smoked turkey and put them in another soup pot I'm not sure how the smoked turkey will cook up as soup.
Do any of you know? Have you made soup from a smoked turkey?
Pitt vs WVU at 12 noon. Besides being the one game that I try never to miss, it also means a couple hours out of the kitchen and off my feet!