Friday, November 28, 2014

Gobbled, Gobbled

Yesterday's Thanksgiving Feast was delicious if I can pat myself on the back for a minute.  Most of it, except the turkey, had to be cooked on Tuesday and Wednesday and reheated on the day since our oven is at max capacity with an  8 by 12 pan on its only shelf. :-) Actually, that wasn't a bad thing since it made the actual day very stress free.

Since it was just another day here in Leeds Mike and I took a stroll around the town, had lunch out, and did a little shopping in a pound store for Christmas decorations for the boat.  It was a wonderful and relaxing day and I didn't even over indulge on the feast of goodies!

We had beer brined turkey (a new recipe I tried and the breast was very moist), butternut squash pie, baked root veg, homemade cornbread and homemade sausage dressing, gravy and 30 minute dinner rolls.  The trickiest part was filling the pie shell and then baking it until it was set enough not to slosh out of the pie if both Mike and I stood on the same side of the boat.  :-)  Something you usually don't have to consider when baking a pie on terra firma.

Today the carcass and skin from the turkey has been turned into broth and the bones are cooling and then will be picked of any remaining little bits of meat that can be used in soup.  I am thinking white turkey chili but may stay traditional and make turkey noodle soup.  Ah, the suspense!


1 comment:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mike! (albeit a bit late)
    Love the thought of needing to balance the boat while the pie bakes :)