The Ham. Done. I fed it to Mr. Polish and Mother Teresa next door at Room 307.
The Turkey. Done.
Impromptu party for YaYa sisterhood last night. They loved it. Gave them all the left over. Just like I said, I only eat the Pope’s nose.
As a reward for the sisters gobbling the turkey, they each received a bottle of wine that I won at United Way and then some. And then some means, unburdened me with gifts I received that I have no need and giving clothes that that they are eyeing for a long time. They always enjoy coming here empty-handed and going home with party favours.
A turkey sat in the freezer with a due date Jan 2, 2013. Brand name: “Butterball”. That is almost a year! I need a wing and prayer how to cook a turkey. Never cooked a turkey before and ambition took a hold of me to learn how to cook one item a year. Turkey it is.
My family loves to cook turkey all year round. One look at turkey makes me gag and the only thing that I eat from a fresh-baked turkey is the Pope’s nose. My fondness for turkey is the carcass only to make turkey soup.
Back to frozen turkey. Butterball is a good brand, so they say. As it turned out, this company has a 1-800 talk-line for people having turkey trouble. Being a turkey that I am, I did not call the help line instead sent them an e-mail message asking whether it’s safe to cook a turkey pass due date. And I did receive a response!
Thank you for contacting the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line!
Solidly frozen Butterball turkeys do not spoil in the freezer. However, eating quality will diminish over time. For maximum eating quality we recommend using frozen Butterball® turkeys, which have been stored in home freezers at zero degrees F or below in original wrapper, within six to seven months. Butterball turkeys held up to two years in home freezers from date of processing are still of good quality and safe to eat.
After two years home freezer storage eating quality will likely be less, not a safety problem. Suggest using the cooked turkey meat for making casseroles or soup. Also, while stored in the freezer, any tears in the plastic wrapper will expose the turkey to air and lead to freezer burn (light-colored and dry-looking areas on the surface) and accelerate flavor deterioration. Although safe to eat, these exposed areas may be dry or tough after roasting.
As much as I would like to join the Turkey Club in my family, this is not my calling. The question is when will I cook the turkey? You can find the answer here.
December 26 is the time when my family cooks the carcass of the turkey to make soup. Everybody, I mean every body, looks forward to this famous soup. Luckily, no turkey for me on Christmas dinners due to a self-imposed quarantine, sick as a dog with colds. Unfortunately, I will miss out on the turkey soup. Boo hoo.
I always pack my lunch. Being Friday and feasting on a meatless Friday due to Lent season, the menu is:Sautéed mushroom and canned salmon topped with shallots and garlic Rice for a little bit of carbohydrates Cut fresh pineapple Ambrosia apple to cleanse my palateWalla: Lunch fit for a Princess.
Having a brain freeze all day, I did not eat lunch. I had a couple of oranges instead and went out for a walk. Should it have been a sunny day, this is my favorite place to eat lunch; with nature.
“Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When did you last feel like that –- and what did you do about it?”
It’s now day three that I am under the weather.
I am so sick and tired of being sick with coughing, sneezing and dull achy feeling. Living alone does not help. I feel so alone in this world. I want my mommy.
The weather is uncooperative. It has been raining for a week now, cold miserable winter day. I am so bored all cooped up at home. It’s so depressing looking at the weather. I want the Sun.
Be patient. This too shall pass. It’s hard to be patient being sick with colds. I know I’m not the only one suffering with this blooming cold. I caught this from commuting, from work, from who knows. No point of blaming. I just have to have a lot of patience. Where can I buy patience?
What am I going to do about? I will cook more chicken noodle soup, cuddle up with my cats and a dose of hope from the Lost Generation.