After a break last year when we visited family in Alabama for Thanksgiving and I didn't have to show up with anything but a bottle of wine, it is my turn to cook the turkey again. I was totally going to do The Pioneer Woman's brined turkey recipe again this year, which is fantastic and worth the work. But then I overheard a conversation in the teacher's lounge about Trader Joe's brined fresh turkeys and how awesome they are and how they sell out a full week before Thanksgiving, and I thought, hmm, my husband's office is just across the intersection from our nearest Trader Joe's. So I texted him and told him to haul his butt over there and get me a special, preshus turkey before they run out. Which he dutifully did.
It takes up a big part of my fridge for the next week, but that's okay. Today is Friday, there's only two days of school next week, and I now I can use my free time painting the laundry room and drinking wine instead of basting.
Now that's a holiday.