I thought I’d post a little collection of photos from the first Fakesgiving.
Day-of turkey thawing. Not the brightest idea, but a couple of hours in a hot water bath did the trick. This year, we planned ahead and thawed her in the fridge.
Foil strips for easy lifting. This was one of the smartest things we did.
Our turkey, naked as the day she was born.
Basting action shot. Not pictured: the burns on my arm from pulling the oven rack too far out and trying to catch the roaster pan so the turkey wouldn’t hit the floor.
Ready to take the turkey out of the oven.
Stick a fork in her, she’s done! (We didn’t really know how to carve all that well, either)
Fakesgiving ’07 was a bit more formal. There were place cards. Place cards that weren’t hand turkeys.
This year, I’m a little bit more handy with the camera. And I know how to make a turkey. Hooray!