Team Temple has officially entered a new class of citizen:
That class filled with people who cook Thanksgiving dinner for the family and serve it in their own home!
Yes! We are finally those people! I never thought I’d be one. I think back to the old days, when I was living above an old auto dealership in Detroit and most of my meals could be cooked AND eaten in a saucepan… I’d turn the oven on only to add extra heat to my apartment when the windows froze over…
Indeed: I HAVE grown up. It happens.
And cooking Thanksgiving dinner is not nearly as monumental a task as it always appeared to me as a kid (or a lazy college kid, or an apathetic 30-year-old). With the exception of obsessing for approximately one straight hour on Wednesday night over whether my brine was too strong, it was actually pretty low-stress. I mean, it wasn’t as hard as barbecuing tri tip for 20 people.
I documented our simple little feast to all hell and I’m blogging it so that next year, I remember what I did and can actually improve upon it. And also because I’m ridiculously proud – not gonna lie.
And no, I didn’t eat any of my own turkey. But I’m told it REALLY WAS good!
Next year, though, it will be as good as my cranberry-walnut bread stuffing.
See all our pics of Thanksgiving 2014 here.