We stayed home all weekend (it was snowy outside) and lazed around, not doing much of anything. It was 10:04 am on Monday and I realized that friends of ours were coming for dinner. I had not cleaned and there was no plan for dinner. There was a whole turkey in the freezer... if I turn on the oven right now...
So, in the turkey went at 180ºC (350ºF) for the rest of the day. I tidied between preparing the rest of dinner.
In the end, we had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted carrots, cauliflower salad, and steamed peas. It was wonderful! I even had time to make apple crisp and whipping cream for desert. We had a wonderful time and my saving grace through it was the meat thermometer which assured me that the turkey was cooked and ready to eat.
Regrettably, I forgot to take any photos of any of the dinner as I was busy cooking then chatting with friends - it was too good a visit to remember the camera.
So, the next time you only have a few hours and the meat is fully frozen, you can still make it!