I feel like I’m being stalked by lemons.
First there’s the when life gives you lemons line. After much contemplation by all the adults, and considerable conversation about what the girls might be learning, we’ve decided to postpone our Thanksgiving togetherness plans for a safer time.
I wholeheartedly believe it’s the right decision. It just hurts like hell. Or, as the title implies, it’s going to take a big bunch of lemonade to make it feel better.
However, I did promise you my magic Turkey Timeline and I haven’t forgotten. Just one more lemonade story on the way…
You see, I’ve been busy learning new things. I was sitting in a Zoom meeting when Charlie Brown’s friend/nemesis, Lucy, popped into my head.
It took a minute to make the connection, until I remembered Lucy’s “lemonade” stand where, now and then, “the Doctor” was in. And (Don’t laugh!) I suddenly found a couple of mental puzzle pieces which felt like they’d been hiding under the couch for quite a while.
You’ll have to wait for the details. Let’s just say, for now, that there is lemonade to be made, even in this world, and I’ve got a recipe!
So, without further ado…
Sue’s Magic Turkey Timeline…
We’re going to work backwards… First pick the time you want to eat.
ie. 6:00 pm Thursday
Start Cooking @ 2:00 pm (Yes! It’s both possible and fabulous!)
Brine bird @ 8 – 10pm Wednesday (If your bird is still a bit icy, no worries. Brine on!)
Wednesday at dinner – if, like us, you want wild rice dressing, you could cook the wild rice while you’re fixing dinner on Wed. It keeps well in fridge.
Set bird to thaw (IN FRIDGE) Monday, about lunch time.
This magic formula assumes you’ll roast your turkey like we do. (You really, really want to!) Recipe to follow on Sunday. OR, you could get a digital download of We Gather Together, here, and you’ll know (almost) all my secrets!
ps… The photo is my Vivid Legend painting today. Otherwise known as Grammy Learning New Things!
pss… Some of that “lemonade” I mentioned could make a great gift for someone really special! You can email me at email@example.com and ask to be on the first-to-know list…