Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Turkey Lurkey

(or at least it was this time last week)

No that is not a photo of our Thanksgiving. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

We had my wife's family in from out of town and it was nice to be hosting Thanksgiving rather then heading out.

We made standard fare, pie, rolls, etc. For a turkey we went wit
h Plainville Farms Turkey. We have been using them for years and it is the best tasting Turkey I have had. I dug up my trusty copy of Cooks Illustrated from December 2002 and used their "How to Roast a 20 pound Turkey" recipe.

It has never failed me and everyone raves. If you want the recipe just leave a comment and I can post it.

Here are some assorted snap shots from Thanksgiving.
(company was very shy so no live shots posted)

prepping for the Turkey -

carrots, lemon, thyme, onion and celery

prepping for the stuffing -
onion, celery, carrots
(sense a trend here?)

prepping for the Turkey -
roasting pan, salt and pepper, trash bag?
(Tom is in the bag)

Formaggio Kitchen is the best cheese shop around. However, living in the burbs now we frequent Whole Foods's Cheese Shop. As much as we prefer to support local business, driving into the South End from the burbs is not a lot of fun.

There is also a very fine cheese shop in Wellesley called creatively enough,
Cheese Shop of Wellesley".

Guest of honor-

Between 170 and 180 on the instant read thermometer.

The table sans company-
(notice the wine is already going)

All and all Thanksgiving was very enjoyable. It was a great time for family to come together and no one went away hungry. That day as with everyday, we remain thankful for our family and friends, the people that care most for each other.

1 comment:

wheresmymind said...

I want a paper crown to cook with!