The Turkey Died for Your Sins

Saturday, November 25, 2006

...or I'm confusing different holidays. Anywhose, as most of my family lives in So. Cal, it was just a Thanksgiving for Two. However, we made enough food for about... oh, 10. Seriously, it's insane how much in way of leftovers we have, which of course was the point. Turkey sammiches anyone?

Rob took reigns of the turkey, a nice 14 pounder (good for two, right?) and did an amazing job. Under the etirety of the skin was chopped garlic, sage, rosemary, and thyme. The cavity was stuffed with more of the same plus lemon and orange slices. The bird was bad-ass and totally tasty. He also did the stuffing, it's details escape me as we made so much food we didn't even have any.

The mashed potatoes were small red potatoes with the skins, heavy cream infused with garlic and rosemary, and lots o' butter. Gwah. Heart attack-a-licious. Green beans sauteed with lemon zest and olive oil. I also made a spicy cranberry sauce I got from Elise. This sauce was hands down rockin'. It was sweet, spicy, and tart enough to perfectly satisfy anyone (my own personal recipe is usually to powerful for the average person).

Must go back to the food coma now, before I force myself back up to make turkey stock.

Update: Oh yeah, there was pie Shuna. But like the stuffing, we were to stuffed to eat it. It was so store bought. I just didn't have the energy for homemade.


  1. Pie? What about pie? Did you make pie? You didn't make pie?

    Why no pie?

    Maybe pie will forgive your sins, but I won't forgive the omission of pie...

  2. lol, Shuna!

    I'm glad you had such a rockin Thanksgiving.

    or should I say shibby Thanksgiving?

    Ari (Baking and Books)

  3. dwrcrevwHi Garret. Come back soon from food coma. I liked your pre coma menu and agreed with you that spicy cranberry sauce from Elise is the best.

  4. My menu was pretty tame: turkey, dressing, mashed potaoes (Enough for a small army), yams with marshmellow topping, green bean casserole, apple sauce and pumpkin pie.

    Oh and also, of course gravy. This commodity frequently gives me fits - often too thick - like wallpaper paste or no flavor, lousy color - always something wrong with it. But this time, the gravy turned out absolutely perfect - great flavor, just the right consistency and color! I was really proud - can you tell?

    Oh - and lots of leftovers even though there were 7 of us around the table to munch on the bird which weighed between 12-14 pounds.

  5. We had a 15 pounder and between 6 adults and 4 children, there wasn't a whole lot leftover. It was great though, my husband got one for free from his work (as he usually does).

    I am no fan of cranberry sauce, but yours?? I may just have to try that one. Spicy..yummy!

  6. Garrett - I am having a horrible day and the title of this post made me laugh out loud (at work). Thanks!!


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