Wednesday, November 27
It's Almost Turkey Day!
For the past 27 days, I've been taking part in #30DaysOfThanks over of Facebook - it's a meme where, each day, you note something you're thankful for. Some days have been silly, some serious. Most slices of my life - memories of board games we played as kids, memories of people who have touched my life in some way...traditions that are so familiar they are part of the family.
Today, in addition to my 'thankful' post over on Facebook, I'm thankful for shortcuts - I know, doesn't sound like something you should be thankful for. But, in the course of my life, I've found that in some cases shortcuts are the best options.
My dad, for example, taught me how to skip a step in Long Division by cutting off a zero (or two, depending on the numbers being used) to come to a problem solution.
My brother (shout-out, Trently!!) who taught me how to bait a hook. Not that I actually bait hooks (too messy...and I don't like to look at worms as they're dying).
And since we'll all be cooking like maniacs, the best short-cut of all: My sister-in-law (shout-out, Janell!!) taught me how to cook a turkey (upside down, thankyouverymuch) so that its the juiciest meat you've ever tasted. Seriously, people will poo-poo you and you won't be able to use that stupid turkey thermometer (but it doesn't work 95% of the time anyhow)...but your turkey will be G.O.O.D.
Okay, WordWranglers, what Turkey Day tip do you have for us? Share in the comments.