Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Turkey Roaster

Year 5-Day 325: Today...I am grateful for the turkey roaster. 

Nothing says Thanksgiving like Pumpkin Pie and Turkey. The trouble is oven space. Not to mention all of the other things that need to be baked.

At Matt and Jennifer's, we have the blessing of a double oven, but with the size of our family... we do two turkeys and a ham (the Hanson cousins always do the ham). Oven space for casseroles and timing everything for "hot and ready" is the challenge of the meal. 

Thank goodness for the Turkey roaster. They have been around for years to lend extra "oven space". I grew up with them. It is was one of those items that is kept close at hand, although rarely used. Randy and I purchased one for our first turkey. It will be used this weekend. Sometimes, I think I should use it more. They have liners to make cleanup easier in these modern times.  

Roasters are old fashioned appliances that have stood the test of time. Sure, you can deep fry, smoke or grill the traditional fowl of the day... but for us... there is nothing like a good, old-fashioned roasted turkey. (Okay... one might get smoked, because my brother Matt likes to play with his smoker) We will see what the day brings. 

We look forward to the holiday meal with family and friends. It is my favorite because so many are able to be there. No gifts to wrap and get right. Just time with loved ones from far and near. 

It is a good thing to give thanks for the feast. Let us celebrate the wonderful inventions that make it easier for cooks everywhere. That the mind of man could come up with such magnificent ideas and bring them to life is a beautiful reflection of our creative God who made us in His image. 

This passage from Psalms seems perfect for today:

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. -Psalm 107:8-9

It is good to give thanks in all things. Even the small things, like a kitchen appliance used once or twice a year. 

Today...I am grateful for the turkey roaster. 

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