I am going to have to up my game:
This year we were warned that with smaller family gatherings, small turkeys would be scarce. So when I went turkey shopping, I was not surprised the smallest turkey I could find was about sixteen pounds. I know for many, that IS a small turkey, but I’m used to buying a couple of twelve-pound turkeys, cooking … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Turkey Two Ways
There will be no travel, no large gatherings this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have good food. I’ll be pulling more of my favorite recipes and reposting, some with updated Instant Pot adaptations when possible. Cornbread Stuffing Photo by JeffreyW Reposted from Nov 2014. Bixby and I are hitting the road for the … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Preparing for Thanksgiving
It’s that time of year again, here are the links to all the Thanksgiving recipes and my still favorite way to roast a turkey. I prepped one last night, the hour-plus cooking time takes much of the stress out of turkey roasting. My Thanksgiving is going to be a bit different this year, so I … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Turkey and All the Sides
I’m not cooking this year, so it gives me some time to put together a list of recipes links for Thanksgiving. Starting with the turkey here are some of my favorites: Spatchcock Turkey is the only way I make it anymore and you can find the recipe here.
Stuffed Mushrooms ready to go into the oven just before company arrives Want something different for Thanksgiving? Stuffed mushrooms might fit the bill. I searched around for recipes, but I had an idea that I wanted to use wild rice, so I just went from there. Who needs a recipe? I used large button mushrooms … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Stuffed Mushrooms
This is the only way I’ve been preparing turkey since my first attempt. The only thing I changed up from that first time I prepared it, I skip the metal rack and instead place the bird on a bed of carrots, celery and onion. With the shorter cooking time, the flavor needs the boost the roasting … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Spatchcock Turkey Is the Way To Go
This was my very first (!) pie attempt. Blueberry pie is a must at my house for Thanksgiving. This recipe is my go-to. The key is to add fresh blueberries to the cooked blueberries for the most blueberry flavor. From 2012: Blueberry Pie Filling: 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (depending on your sweetness preference, I … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Blueberry Pie A Must