The big day is here - strictly family invited this year - drum roll please:
We have achieved pie. And it isn't even 2am yet!
Other fixins are stacked in the fridge preparatory for an early start. 5kg turkey? £54. And a bargain at that! Because, remember, turkey is not a November bird. . . we Americans stranded in Europe this week have to cajole out of season slaughter.
I will once again be cooking from old hand-written food-splattered instructions from Marisa's dad. Perfect! Except he didn't give directions in metric.