Recipe: The Best Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I believe cooking a Thanksgiving turkey should be a wonderful experience that can bring a family together.  Even if there is just the two of you-and sometimes that is the best-you both can have a wonderful time.  🙂

Step 1: It is crucial the both the turkey and the person who will be doing the stuffing are clean.  So wash thoroughly.

                      Step 2: Tenderize the turkey. This is a step that is often completely overlooked!  Using rapid swings of the hand, and if necessary, implements,  the cook should make contact with whatever area of the turkey he/she -believes should receive this treatment.

Basting:  Soothing the turkey with liquid can help the process.

                              (totally unable to make this line go away!)                                                                                Basting...

Stuffing:  I ask you: What is turkey without stuffing?

Stuff vigorously!  Stuff thoroughly!

A stuffed turkey

A stuffed turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Simmer:  The longer your turkey simmers the happier you both will be.

A roast turkey prepared for a traditional U.S....

A roast turkey prepared for a traditional U.S. Thanksgiving meal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanks to KayLynn who reminded me of our real purpose here………

Whether you celebrate it or not-the US or somewhere else-

                        Give Thanks to Whatever Power You Acknowlege!

Life and Lemons and Doorways

When life gives you

You can


This blog has meant a lot to me.  I’ve worked a lot of things out by writing here, and I’ve learned a whole lot more by reading other blogs.

For someone like me-with very little techie knowledge-there’s a million ways to screw up your anonymity.  I used a non techie one; I trusted the wrong person.  Just to make it worse-I’m been trusting this person for years.  When the threat to blow my anonymity first came through-subtle venom oozing towards me–I sat there dazed.

HE said:  Your Blog.

“Huh?” (Me. I can be VERY quick)

He pats me patiently on the head. :  Do you care if people know you’re Saoirse?


“Then you’re fine.”

I snuggle farther into his chest-which is now damp.

I continue to sob.  Which is not something I do often-unless under duress (wink wink) (see? I’m not techie enough to know how to put those cute little emoticons in here. 😦 )

“Do you care if the children  know you’re Saoirse?”

I shake my head. Causing my nose to chafe against his damp shirt.

I’m not a horrible mother, people.  The children are all a LOT taller than me (and believe me I am not short) and know I write OBSCENE FILTH.

“Do you care if people and the kids know OTHER THINGS about Saoirse?”

I may be slow at times.

But you don’t need to beat me over the head with a baseball bat to get MY attention.

So, I levitated from the bed, raced to the computer and like a real techie would–Made the blog private.

And since that time,  I’ve just made any AH HMMMN posts from the past– “private”.

I’ll have to think about a long term solution.

I could remove the threat.


I could.

I’m ranked Expert by the US Army…..

                                                                     But, that’s not my style.

I try to be a warm gentle generous person.

Unless my cubs are threatened.

                                                                                                                                                                   Excuse me-He’s asking a question.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               You did too know I could shoot.



Back to threatening my kiddos:


For now-I’ll be visiting you all as usual.  And posting here in a more discreet manner.  I’ll be thinking about which door to walk through.

And we’ll see.

Thanks to you all for you kind support.

Good Things-revised

Photo: From a fan. It is in times of need that true humanity and love of one's neighbors really shines. May we all remember these actions when we aren't caught in such circumstances.

In times of trouble here in the US of A,  some  of us rise to occasion-Even small gestures give me hope for the human race.

On a personal note-Giving Way Book I: Reluctant Consent was released on Blushing Books (Thanks, Bethany!)  and on Amazon. Go check it out and let me know what you think!

Reluctant Consent: Giving Way Part 1

Quick and Dirty Update


An evil gremlin has threatened my privacy. Personally-for myself and Him-don’t care.  But we have to protect the innocent, right?  I’m raising kiddos who just don’t need to know the sexual thoughts in their mother’s head. Or what she and Pops are doing in the bedroom.    So for now anyhow, the old posts are private while I brood about what to do…..