posted on Nov, 24 2021 @ 10:51 PM
a reply to: Mandroid7
That sounds uh-MAZING ... I'm coming to your place.
This year is different. My mom is undergoing chemo for her third round of cancer, so she is immunocompromised. Thus, we are all on our own for the
year. It's nothing terribly unusual. We generally do our own smaller bird here and have a nice meal anyways, but we will definitely miss going out on
the weekend to have a second meal with the family.
We're sticking with what's made our turkey good in the past. We just got done dry brining it, so it will sit overnight. Tomorrow, we'll butterfly it
and make an herb/butter/lemon paste that will go up under the skin. Then we'll roast it with butter basting every 30 minutes. Meanwhile, we'll have
stock veggies sitting in the bottom of the pan roasting and taking in dripping flavor for stock making this coming week.
We dried the bread and made the custard base for the stuffing already today. All that we'll need to do tomorrow is put the pan in oven after letting
it come to room temp.
We also roasted off our glazed carrots and parsnips. Tomorrow, they'll just need a finish with the rest of the glaze.
We're also having garlic cream cheese masked potatoes and mushroom gravy. And we're also roasting Brussel sprouts and butternut squash to go along
with the parsnips and carrots. We're also having rolls and finishing it off with a store bought pie.
I am plenty thankful that we've been so far spared the worst of the pandemic's effects, and that I've gotten the job I have. The extra income will be
very useful as time goes on and things get worse. I continue to be thankful that I still have my parents and hope that my mother beats this round of
cancer like she did the last two.
edit on 24-11-2021 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)