Friday, November 25, 2011

The Master Carver

Here's a picture of my brother's father-in-law carving the turkey. It loooks a little different than the traditional cutting of the bird, whereas you slice right into the bird itself - reason being, this one was cooking in a plastic cooking bag and all the juices stayed inside

It was THE MOISTEST bird I've ever tasted. It literally fell off the bone. I was trying to salvage the big pieces so at least he'd have something to cook. The aroma was amazing. The skin was crispy and delicious. I was helping, photographing and picking at the small pieces as we went along.

The day's menu was as follows:

Turkey (of course)
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes with butter and brown sugar
Mushroom and Thyme Stuffing
Sweet and Hot Sausage Stuffing
Zucchini Squares (sort of like a zucchini casserole)
Sauteed Squash and Onions
Cranberry Jelly
Homemade Turkey Gravy

Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hickory Nut Bread

After dessert, half of the group played Farkle, the other half Scrabble. Ed's parents are great game players and his mother is a master wordsmith; must be where Ed gets it from. After the games ended, we said our goodbyes. We had a long day, were stuffed and exhausted and needed to get into clothing with elastic. The day was a great success!

Today, Ed and his dad will go golfing and us girls will hang at the house. My plan to "get things done" has completely evaporated. Looks like we'll be eating leftovers and maybe squeezing in another game of Scrabble. I know, I'm ninety.

Hope all of you are also enjoying your holiday weekend! See you tomorrow!

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