When I think about how Mom would get up at 7 AM on Thanksgiving and tend the bird for how many hours--basting and checking and fiddling with it--I feel kind of sorry for her. I took the turkey out of the brine, oiled it, put the aromatics in, and tossed it into the oven; 30 minutes at 500 then the rest of the time at 350, and I didn't need to do squat with it other than insert a meat thermometer. It looked like the cover of a cookbook.
I still find it amazing that I can actually cook a delicious turkey dinner like that.
Besides having dinner, we watched a couple movies--Despicable Me 3 and Valerian. The former was one I'd wanted to see in the theater, but didn't get around to--that's okay. The latter was one Mrs. Fungus really wanted to see in the theater, but now that she's seen it, she's glad we didn't. It has a bad pacing problem--zippy beginning, slow middle, decent end--but it was visually stunning and I rather enjoyed it. DM3 was hilarious.
Managed to get all the leftovers packed into the fridge without too much trouble.
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Friday promises to be something like Wednesday, but hopefully not quite as hectic. Only a couple of phone calls to make and one or two errands to run.
...but on the busiest shopping day of the year. Thrillsville.