Ways I'm Considering Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner Since My Oven Died Yesterday Afternoon
In the microwave. Note to self: consider buying a microwave. yes, I know that you hate them because you’re convinced they’re radiating everyone in the house (microwaving everyone? do microwaves even emit radiation? you know what? I don’t care, I don’t like them), but it seems that in order to use a microwave, you have to have access to one
In the Pit Boss pellet smoker. But oops, the boys broke the heating rod off it while moving the thing to the screened in porch, and we can’t get a replacement rod until Saturday.
On the electric griddle. All we have to do is pound the turkey out reaaaaallllly flat, and voila! Potato pancakes, stuffing pancakes, turkey pancakes.
In the fireplace. Ma Ingalls figured out how to do it, so it can be done
In the bonfire pit. A little colder than option 4, but Ken redid the area this summer, so it’s really swank.
In the cobb oven. Remind aforementioned husband that I’ve been campaigning for a cobb oven for years and he always dismissed my very compelling arguments but look who’s right after all? That oven really would come in handy right now, wouldn’t it, Ken?
Revert back to my vegetarian years, because all the side dishes can more or less be cooked on the stovetop. Tell the family that this great, turkey-free sacrifice can be offered up for the Holy Souls who don’t even have turkeys or ovens or thanksgiving, and did you stop to think about that?
Buy one off Craigslist. The only one listed on there right now that even claims to be functional is a $200 Kenmore in a super sketchy part of the state and the house it’s photographed in was definitely in an episode of Hoarders, but maybe the thrill of danger will make Thanksgiving dinner taste even better. Provided we can clear out the obvious mouse nests sufficiently so as not to perish from hantavirus first.
Invade my friend’s kitchen, who will be out of state and we will be doing the barn chores for her, and use her oven while we’re there. Make sure to turn oven off afterwards so as not to burn the place down.
All such great options. Am I missing some? Let me know in the comments or vote for your favorite plan. Meanwhile, happy Thanksgiving everyone! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.
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If my poultry scissors arrive in the mail today, I am planning on spatchcocking ( LOVE that word) the turkey . Not that this info will help you; I just wanted to type out “spatchcock “
I vote for #7-- I made a mean Tofurkey in 1999. #8 would be out for me due to the mice. But #4 would be the most exciting. There's a YouTube channel, "Early American," that makes fireplace cooking & baking look doable.