Between Kelly and myself we have a grand total of zero years experience in stuffing and cooking a turkey. Which would be fine, except we are having 8 other folks over for dinner....in other words, the pressure is on.
Fortunately, Kelly is a pretty good cook and my job will be to pretty much stay out of the way. However, I did make a MAJOR contribution yesterday. As much as I dread airport lines, fighting the masses at the supermarket this week is going to be hell. Crowded supermarkets are always bad, but they're even worse when everybody is trying to buy the same stuff(ing).
My awesome idea? Let's spend our Saturday night at the Safeway - it'll be empty and we can get most of the stuff we need without dealing with the masses. Worked like a charm.
We got almost everything done last night (a few odds and ends to still pick up) and the place was empty. Only issue was that when we came home, shopping bags in hand, our neighbors saw us - and proceeded to make fun of how boring we are spending our Saturday night at Safeway. ;)
Anyway, step one complete. Onto to preparation and here's hoping the turkey doesn't end up too dry. (BTW, any hints, tips, or recipes for Thanksgiving are much appreciated - feel free to comment them or email them to me.)