I never should have been trusted with the turkey. I was defrosting it in the sink and fell asleep early and the cold water it was in all drained out of the sink and now I’m worried everyone is going to get sick if I cook the damn thing tomorrow and when I googled, “is a turkey safe to eat if it was left in the sink thawing all night and the water seeped out of the sink”, google was no help at all. So I’m waiting until A Decent Hour so I can call my mother and she can talk me down from this I’m Cooking My First Thanksgiving Freak Out and hopefully tell me it’ll all be OK and the stupid bird won’t make us sick if I cook it long and hot tomorrow because it was frozen solid as a brick and needed time to thaw anyway. Sh*t. I didn’t mean to mess up already. Good morning, by the way…*I’m still cussin’ in my head*
Written at 5:00 a.m. on November 23, 2011, the Day Before Thanksgiving. Thankfully, once I talked to my mom and my dad they BOTH assured me, in the calmest of voices, that Everything Will Be OK. Whew! I needed that. I've since found the Butterball website, so now I have internet, as well as phone support, for tomorrow's cooking festivities.
prepared with love
© 2011 Janean Baird, Turquoise Tangles