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Thursday, November 25, 2004 
I'm the pie crust queen 
Lots of pre-Thanksgiving baking tonight; we're going to my parents' house in Delaware for the big dinner thing tomorrow, and we've got our assignments. Me: apple pie, pumpkin pie; J.: icebox-roll dough, which we'll take to DE and bake when we get there. So after we both got home—I actually left the office by 5:15, although I did basically get shooed out the door by my manager after everyone else had left—we cleared enough of the sink and the counter to work on and got started. I made the double crust for the apple pie, J. cut up the apples, I mixed the spices, rolled out the crust, put together the pie, and put it in the oven; while it was baking, J. started the bread dough; when the dough was resting, I made the single crust for the pumpkin pie; there was a scramble to prepare a heat-resistant resting place to put the apple pie when it came out of the oven, and then I finished putting the pumpkin pie together, put it in the oven, collapsed on the couch, and realized that it was after 11 p.m. and I hadn't had dinner. (Well, I'll have plenty of dinner tomorrow.)

While the pumpkin pie was baking, we did an abbreviated kitchen clean-up and started getting ready for bed; I was rounding up clothes and meds to take to Delaware, and mentioned, more belatedly than I should have, "We're staying over at my parents' house tomorrow night."
J.: We are?
Me: Yeah.
J.: First I've heard of it.
Me: Oh. Sorry.
J.: It's okay. I'll just dread accordingly.
(He kids, sort of. I'm dreading it a bit too, but we haven't had any really horrible Thanksgivings with my family. It's been over a decade since the last time my dad flooded the kitchen while thawing the turkey.)

Hey, how'd it get to be 1 a.m.? My brother's picking us up at 9 a.m. tomor...um, today, and I've got to pack and put a two-day supply of food and water in all the mouse cages and maybe sleep a bit. Okay, then. Good night, and everyone in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving. (Everyone not in the U.S., Happy Thursday, and be glad you don't have to wake up at dawn to roast a turkey.)

[ at 1:08 AM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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