posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 11:50 AM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
We do the whole traditional roast turkey with stuffing for Thanksgiving, and then mix it up at Christmas. My kids wouldn't have it any other way.
They are actually spending Thanksgiving proper with their sweeties' families, and we're having our turkey feast on Friday. But my daughter won't eat
anyone else's stuffing... and my son won't eat anyone else's cranberry sauce... so they always want our own Thanksgiving dinner. And I'm always happy
I do make a good roast turkey though (if I do say so myself!). Nothing fancy. Other than salting and peppering the inside of the bird before
stuffing, my seasonings are a simple bouquet garni
of rosemary, sage, and chives that I stick in the pocket between the skin and the ribcage.
And I smash a clove of garlic and shove in there as well. Along with the green and yellow onions in the stuffing, it infuses the whole turkey with
flavor -- and the stuffing of course. Then mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole -- that my son makes from scratch and it's soooooo yummy!
-- raised yeast rolls that my daughter-in-law makes from scratch, broccoli, and green salad. I think that's it...
For dessert my daughter makes pumpkin cheesecake, and I'm making an apple crisp this year instead of apple pie. We all love a good crisp!
We all love leftovers too. We're not sure which is better actually, the original dinner or the leftovers.