Good morning! The big day is almost here, Thanksgiving. The holiday that celebrates all that is good in the world; family and friends gathered to share scrumptious food and to give thanks. Often times the Thanksgiving meal is dictated by family traditions, and other times the menu is open to new and interesting menu items.
|Photo Iain Bagwell Roasted Turkey with Bernaise Butter|
I grew up surrounded by traditions, one of which was my mom getting up at the crack of dawn to put the turkey in the oven to be basted every hour with butter and pan drippings. Odd to think about now because when I am home for Thanksgiving the turkey does not take nearly as long to cook as I remember.
|Grilled Turkey photo Anna Williams|
As I mentioned yesterday, turkey is the least important part of the meal for me, but I was curious about your turkey preparation.
|My kind of turkey...cookies from Bird Bakery|
Do you brine, grill, roast, deep fry, smoke or use some other method of preparation?
|Smoked Turkey photo by Jody Horton|
Do you have a family favorite way to prepare or do you like to try something new? Do you serve something other than turkey? Duck, ham or a roast?
|Roasted Spatchcocked Turkey|
We are still pondering what we will serve for the main as it is a little hard to cook for two. Although we have been invited to friends, we have decided to stay home, just the two(make that 3) of us, and relax before the Christmas holidays are upon us.
Whether you are cooking for two or an entire party Martha Stewart and Southern Living are two of my favorite places to explore for recipe ideas. Click the links about to be taken directly to the "Main Meat Course."
I am looking forward to hearing your menu ideas so do share.
Have a great day!