In case you were wondering what stuffing an apple in a turkey looks like ... here you go.
One year I named the turkey Nigel (after Nigel the photographer/judge from America's Next Top Model), last year I wanted to name him Hank after Hank from Breaking Bad but for some reason that got vetoed so we named him Walter after Walter White, and this year I named him Ned after Ned from Game of Thrones because like Ned Stark, Ned the Turkey was dead and without a head.
*takes bow for creativity and impressive rhyming ability*
I always rub butter and seasoning all over the outside of the turkey and in between the skin and the breasts, While I was rubbing his breasts I got a little too into it and my aunt had to say, "I think you'd better stop. This is getting obscene."
We finished the prep around 10pm, and we didn't get too much done. Usually I make a couple of apple pies but that didn't happen this year because my laziness has reached epic proportions, and I opted to just heat up a frozen raspberry rhubarb pie which, in case you were wondering, was delicious. Oh but I DID succeed in making two pumpkin pies...
...and I think I baked a gnat into one of them.
WHEW this post is long, isn't it? DEAL WITH IT. We're already up to Thursday so I only have to recap three more days for you. We're almost done.
Keith and I didn't spend Thanksgiving together, but we did see each other. He was in Morro Bay at his grandparents' house, and I was in San Luis Obispo, and the two towns are like 10 miles from each other, so I stopped by his grandparents' house that morning to say hi to everybody. His family is so nice and so much fun and so welcoming and I was bummed I couldn't stay longer.
Oh and while I was there, Keith and I basically got engaged.
Basically. His grandma knitted me a stocking that matches Keith's. She's knitted a stocking for every member of the family but she usually doesn't do it until there's an official engagement but Keith's whole family acts like we're already engaged so his grandma went ahead and made me a stocking and it was the sweetest thing ever LOOK AT IT.
Then everybody made us take pictures with our matching stockings and now that I have a stocking we really can't ever break up. Or, I guess we can, and then Keith can have a ceremonial "Burning of the Stocking," but I'm not planning on that happening.
We had burgers (WITH BACON), chips, beans, and four different kinds of dessert. And then I put on my chambray shirt and Kate and I took a twin picture and I probably need to frame it. In case you were wondering, Kate's mom got her to smile by fake sneezing and making a total fool out of herself (which was what the rest of us had been doing all day because when Kate laughs the heavens part and angels sing).
Oh and Kate learned a new trick: picking her nose. My sister said I'm not allowed to post the nose picking picture but she doesn't know I blog so I can totally post it here and she can't get mad. Has nose picking ever looked so adorable? No. No, it has not.