Turkey and the Rest of Thanksgiving

Thank goodness for 20lbs of turkey.  Brined overnight in a solution of broth, crystallized ginger, allspice, fennel seed, lemons, oranges, molasses and salt.

Then rinsed and patted dry then rubbed with butter, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (like the song).  Then stuffed with apple, onion, lemon, and garlic and of course bathed in a beer.

Then it baked forever (or maybe about 4 hours), breast side down.

So finally it was ready

And I lifted it with my bare hands.  What can I say?  I’m bad ass like that.

So Matt and I made this turkey and some pumpkin risotto. Check out the co-chef’s Movember Moustache.

Feel free to donate.  He may look like a creeper for the month, but it’s for a good cause.

All my wonderful (non-moustached) friends brought some delicious stuff

Everything was soooo good!  Seriously delicious.

And C.J. brought Four Loko because who doesn’t go crazy on Thanksgiving.

So then of course, there was dessert (which I completely forgot to photograph) and dancing.  Overall, although I missed the family a bit,  it was a great Thanksgiving!

Thanks for coming friends!  You all made Thanksgiving great!


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