Well hello there and HAPPY FRIDAY awesome Moxie-Dude reader,
Today’s post is brought to you by a thought. And that thought is: you’re never too old to learn something new. And when I say “you”, I really mean me.
Here’s the deal. You know how when you go over to someone’s house and they have this delicious turkey dinner all perfectly prepared – the turkey (of course, since it’s a TURKEY dinner), the mashed potatoes, the hoards of stuffing . . .
And then you go home and you think, “Gee, that didn’t look so hard to make. I’m sure that if I try really hard and focus, I could make a meal like that.”
And you do (sort of . . . well not really) and then you look at the amount of stuffing you made and there’s like A TABLE SPOON?
Well last weekend I decided to do just that: make a turkey dinner. Only this time I was going to make tons of stuffing; just like they do in other people’s homes.
My only problem was, what do I do with all this stuffing since it doesn’t all fit in the turkey? Total mystery to me since I’m pretty sure that turkeys come in a standard one-size-fits-all-ovens size.
And then the solution came to me . . .
I stuffed my turkey as much as I could and then I dumped the rest ON TOP OF THE TURKEY. Genius, right?
Especially since I’ve also always wondered what the difference is between “stuffing” and “dressing”.
Then suddenly it dawned on me: OF COURSE! Stuffing goes IN the turkey and dressing goes ON the turkey. Double genius!!!
Well, at least I thought I was until “somebody” who just happens to be both a chef AND a family member AND was over for dinner on said “I’m-going-to-make-a-delicious-turkey-dinner” night.
The giggles I got when I pulled that turkey out of the oven said it all: This is NOT how other people manage to make hoards of stuffing.
So what did I learn?
The next time I’m in the mood for a turkey dinner, I will buy a nice bottle of wine and call my mother.