As promised I collected pictures from the day. I thought I was going to unplug and I do from time to time do that when my boys ask me too, but last night I was self inducing my planned unplug but when I woke up this morning and was zipping around the kitchen I couldn’t hold back from pounding a few tweets out on my Mac. So I just went for it! I saw a few of you out there too!! Here is a picture journal of my day…
The bird went into the oven about 8:00 am. I did a stuffed breast this year and it was enormous. Since we eat so much meat I am on a first name basis with the guys at the meat counter. Franky took care of me. I wanted a stuffed breast but didn’t want the traditional stuffing, I wanted the corn bread pecan cranberries stuffing as it is my father-in-laws favorite. Franky made up exactly what I wanted and he seemed to have super sized my order too. As he handed it to me yesterday he said “I think it’s a little larger then you requested, but it will be the best breast meat you’ve ever had!” He was right.
Did I mention that my husband got the Lego London Bridge kit for us to work on this holiday season! Well it got kicked off this morning. While I was getting bird in oven and all the other pre prep stuff going the bags of pieces were opened. YIKES! 4,287 little plastic pieces!! We work as a team. I”m the sorter and the piece finder when one can not be found. The boys build. My Lark was the lead builder today. He was on a roll. Since this kits was sooo big I pulled out as many cookie sheets as I could to contain the pieces. In between turkey and sides prep I sorted pieces into like colors and saved the day a few times to find a critical piece. LOL. I can cook the bacon AND find the Lego pieces!
Like I helped with the Lego pieces my Lark was HAPPY to help sample the brownies that I had prepared for the Brownie sundae dessert which was a special request this year. I had voted for Beef Tenderloin and got shot down but when they asked for Brownie sundaes I didn’t have much clout since I don’t eat dessert. Oh well. I understand aside from the stuffing the dessert was the BEST part of the meal. More to come on desset.
As the London Bridge proceeded
So did the bird. Yummy! A good three hours and it was ready. I gave it a good rest and continued on with my other sides.
My menu looked liked like this:
- Butternut Squash and Pear tarts
- Goat cheese and fig jam on crispy toasts
- Turkey breast stuffed with Corn bread, pecan, cranberry stuffing. Of coursed dressed with bacon.
- Garlic mashed potato
- Glazed carrots
- Sweet potato with pineapple
- cranberry sauce
- Corn bread, rolls and butter
- Brownie Sundaes with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, fudge sauce, Jimmies (chocolate sprinkles to you non New Englanders), Peppermint chips, homemade whipped cream and cherries!
- of course coffee
Here’s the only seven year old who I know who would request the goat cheese and fig jam appetizer.
Dinner was yum. I had a glass of wine too. I sat and ate slowly, I have to say I don’t do that much and it was a luxury!
Oh the delight of the my Lark.
All in all I had a great day. I had a chance to cook leisurely. I love that. I was able to feed my favorite people. Since I can’t feed myself as much as I use to I still delight in feeding my family. Let me just say I am not a food pusher. Just wanted to clarify that. I ate one bite too many. Yeah we all know the feeling and I think the portion of dinner roll and wine put me in carb overload. I’ve been very low carb lately.
It was a great day. I hope all of you had the day you wanted.
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