Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Time

Don't screw up the bird.

You should bake it 15 minutes for each pound at 325° AND you want to cook a turkey as fast as you can to minimize juice loss so you should NOT stuff the bird...this slows the cooking time. Your turkey's done when an instant-read thermometer (not a pop-up) inserted near the thigh reads 165 degrees F.

So a 13lbs Turkey will take 3-3.25 hrs, let it rest for 20min before serving. I enjoy using a roasting bag with marinade poured in the bag, I normally use teriki flavor and stuff an onion, carrot, celery and apple into the bird, makes the gravy tasty. When making the gravy get a tall glass of hot water and mix 2-3 tbs of flour (so it looks like milk) to the juice's on the stove, keep stirring, when almost done add some leftover morning coffee to the gravy for flavor and rich color.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Durning your adoption wait.....

We Can Make Our Plans,
But The Lord Determines Our Steps.
Proverbs 16:9

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mile Stones

Re-adoption court date 12/2! Will be there with camera in hand.
Potty Training (basically #2 only) but thats a great start.
Ears Pierced..ouch, but I look so pretty.
Michael Graduates his 3yr speach therapy! Way to GO!
Pinewood derby cars ready to RACE.....

Sunday, November 15, 2009


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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Good News

A letter from the County arrived today. "The investigation report for the adoption of your child has been completed and submitted to Surrogate's Court. Please contact your attorney for the date of finalization. !!!!!!!! Hopefully Carmen will be a US citizen before the end of the year. What a great way to end 2009. I will keep you posted.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fairy Tale Ball

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Time for some style!