Now, we're cooking. I'm getting some serious man-points on the dinner this year--Patricia asked me to grill the turkey. So, here's the modifiers:
Meat--pure meat. Base 5 points, will serve at least 10 people, X2 modifier. So, starting, 10 points. Grilled, that's usually good for +50%. But, I had the rare privilege of hacking out the turkey's spine with a carving knife. I'm thinking I must be pulling in at least 20 points from this one. I did end up making a garlic vinaigarette rather than simply opening two bottles of Italian dressing. That's going to be a small deduction. But I did get to hold the turkey's spine over my head and scream barbarically, which probably helps :)
Now, on to make a lovely sweet potato cassarole and yam muffins.
Edit: Score! Josef thinks that the fact that I'm grilling a turkey two pounds over the recommendation for the recipe will probably offset the "made gay salad dressing" penalty!