Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Gravy Queen

By Deb Baker/Hannah Reed


Today we are in full prep mode for tomorrow's big dinner. Whether you are hosting or guesting, there is plenty to do. Plotting and planning so the turkey is done on time and the day is a big success.

I'm not hosting this year, but will bring a few side dishes to go with the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes.


I'm also in charge of the gravy when the time comes. I'm the queen of gravy. Sixty years old and I've finally perfected the stuff!!

How about you? Are you the gravy king or queen? Or do you gracefully present that crown to someone else?

18 comments:

SueAnn said...

I learned gravy from the best, my granny- since I was big enough to stand on a foot stool next to the stove by her!! Yeah, I'll admit it, I am the queen of gravy in this here parts!!! LOL!!!

Deb said...

A bow to your greatness, SueAnn!

Maggie Sefton said...

Oh,yeah.......I make really yummy gravy. I also learned from my Southern grandma. :)

Jeannie D. said...

I'm 52 and still haven't perfected it. I present the crown to my 88 year old Mom who still makes the best I have ever tasted!. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Jane Maffini said...

I make it the way my mother did and it's always a hit. I am glad this tradition lives on - have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Gravy Queen Deb.

Deb said...

those grandmas are the best!!

Deb said...

Keep trying, Jeannie.

Deb said...

And a curtsy to you, too:)

Aurian said...

I sure wish I knew how to make gravy at all. For me, it is just the butter you baked the meat in, with some water if it has to simmer a bit.

Anonymous said...

I admire anyone who can make gravy without having to strain it .I'm afraid my fall back on recipe for gravy goes-Open can, heat, pour into fancy gravy dish. Serve. Hope noone notices.

vl said...

All I have to do for Thanksgiving these years is show up to make the gravy - which suits me just fine. We gravy queens shouldn't have to do anything Thanksgiving Day but work our gravy magic! :)

Sheila

SueAnn said...

hehehe-Sheila! I so agree!!! Wonder if we can write that into the contract...!!!

Deb said...

I roast my turkey in an oven bag, which captures all those wonderful juices. That is the base for the gravy.

Deb said...

Prepared gravies are getting better and better!

Deb said...

I love your idea and plan to implement it today. Wish me luck!

Deb said...

oh, yes, have to prepare a contract before we eat. They'll sign anything when they are hungry:)

Debbie Rhoades said...

You know, my husband makes the gravy. My mom never taught me how to make gravy. I can cook pretty well, but that's one I pass off to my husband or daughter.

Deb said...

the only problem with being the gravy queen is all that last minute stress. Forgot about it until I was at the stove:)