Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas Eve, and there are a surprisingly large number of presents under the tree with my name on them. Santa must think I've been a good boy this year.

Preparations for tomorrow's feasting started today with the Tart Cranberry Dipping Sauce and the mac & cheese. We ended up with a monster 24lb turkey this year because the wife didn't want to waste her time on a measly 13 pounder, which was the next smallest size they had at the store. We should have plenty of leftovers to take home with us.

Just about to get the turkey prepped for a nice long soak in the brine. The bird will soak for a good 12-15 hours or so before it goes into the oven for roasting. Then I get one of my favourite jobs, carving it up.

From the wife and I, we wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season and much prosperity and happiness for 2005!