December 1, 2007
Thanksgiving brings out the McGuyver in the Guy family.
When the candles wouldn't stay put in the candle holders two years ago, Mom got the bright idea to knead a leftover Tootsie Roll like clay and stuff it in the holders before adding the candle. Worked like a charm.
This year The Man robbed us of our giblets, but Mom and I somehow made credible gravy by pan-browning the neck, some leftover chicken trimmings and the Pope's nose and using that for our stock. Boil, boil, boil, and before you know it, it's gravy.
No baking rack? Use a bed of celery stalks to keep the bird from sticking to the pan.
Need to keep the wings in place? Might I suggest tacking them down with clean steel nails.
Worked for us! And a good time was had by all.