December 24th, 2010


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The turkey is defrosting and will be ready to go in the oven tomorrow morning. (FYI, here's the Food Network's Top Ten Turkey Tips. I don't agree with only letting it rest 15 minutes before carving, though. From what I've heard, the longer it rests the better, with 30 minutes being the minimum, and some sources recommending that it rest for as long as it was cooked. I don't think I can wait that long because I'll be pretty hungry by then, but I am going to let it sit for at least an hour while we do the side dishes.) Tomorrow we're probably going to just cook, eat, and watch movies. Movie candidates: Love Actually, A Midwinter's Tale, Muppet Christmas Carol, The Lord of the Rings (my favorite Christmas movies), and others.

Tonight we're going out to eat with friends and watching a DVD, and I'm really hoping it rains. We've been in a serious drought this Fall, at a time of year when we normally get quite a bit of rain, and it's getting to the point that the oaks are going to start cannibalizing the other trees.

I hope everybody has a great holiday, whether you celebrate it or not!