Sunday, November 25, 2007

I love me some deep fried turkey

We spent a wonderful -- albeit whirlwind-y -- Thanksgiving with various family members in various places. I think the highlights for me this year were spending time with my favorite relatives and meeting my cousin's adorable new baby. And, of course, the deep-fried turkey at my in-laws'. Greatest invention ever.

It was also a contrast in regional weather, because when we left home the weather was very warm, almost in the 70s, but by the time we arrived in the Midwest it was sleeting and the trees were completely bare. The next morning snow had accumulated on the ground; winter had definitely arrived. But then we came home and found, to our surprise, that it was actually still autumn - sun shining, balmy air, autumn colors still on the trees, and not a speck of snow to be seen anywhere. I arrived home dressed like I just came from the tundra; it was a bit disconcerting, to say the least.

I spent a major portion of today doing an inventory of my beads and supplies on a spreadsheet. It was time-consuming, counting each bead by hand and recording the quantity, colors, etc., but hopefully it will help me when the time comes to price my pieces (and that time is actually now - yikes). I've been putting off this chore but now there are no more excuses! I knew in theory that running a jewelry business isn't just about the fun part (designing and creating the pieces, shopping for beads) but that it also entails tedious chores like inventory and pricing. Going through it firsthand is definitely an interesting learning experience!


Highmaintenancemom said...

Lowmaintenancedad is VERY jealous you had deep fried turkey...he's been begging mom to have it, but she's afraid he'll burn his hand off cooking it!

Hazel Designs said...

HMM, you can order one for next year! The one we had was ordered from a restaurant, because I think it *is* pretty dangerous to deep fry a whole turkey in your kitchen. Some people have burned their house down trying it!

mom2amara said...

Oh. My. Gawd. I heart deep fried turkey. The key is to just deep fry out in the driveway -- no smell and little chance of catching the entire house on fire.

Hazel Designs said...

M2A, how big is your fryer?? That's like a huge vat of oil!!!