I stayed away from baking for a long time. I always found that there was less room for improvisation than in just cooking. A little of this, dash of that, and you might just end up with a brick or a door stop. You also need a reliable oven, which I did not have in any of my last few apartments. I’m past that now, here’s my first non-pizza baking post, chew on these!
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Happy Monday! As I thoroughly enjoyed preparing the Thanksgiving feast this year, I thought I would share some of the things I learned. Allow me to start with a little background. The first time I cooked Thanksgiving dinner I was at University, 1000 miles from home. Several friends and I were “homeless” for the big meal, so I decided to give it try. It was very last minute, I think we were all hoping for last second flight deals that never happened. I had to buy a fresh turkey, which I remember being very expensive for a strapped-for-cash student. There were loads of phone calls to mom, since Google wasn’t really an option back then, asking everything from cooking time to how to carve the bird. The preparation of this meal is so ridiculously over-the-top that it’s hilarious to reminisce on what probably looked like some Monty Python sketch. The meal turned out great and I became hooked on cooking. Continue reading