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The big event to reflect on this past week was hosting Thanksgiving. Since I had school work up until Wednesday, I decided to keep the menu simple. Simple worked for everyone else too. Turkey, corn, stuffing, mashed potatoes, bread, yams, and pie for dessert was all there was to eat. My celebration is about my three favorite pieces of the meal...
Turkey-turkey-little turkey...I am by no means a chef so I researched the best ways to cook the bird. I didn't buy a whole bird-mainly the breast-because no one in the family likes the dark meat. I had it thawing in the refrigerator since Sunday. Wednesday called for the time to brine. The mixture was a little white wine, salt, pepper, and apple juice. I played around with what to put in the mix but these ingredients worked out well as the turkey was so sweet and juicy...YUM!
Stuff in the stuffing...I love, love, love the way my mom always made the stuffing on Turkey day and so I followed how she put it together. First, I sauteed lots of onion and celery together in butter. Then I poured in one can of chicken stock. After that boiled, I added just one box of stove top stuffing mix-then added bread that was cut up and dried. I mixed it all together and baked it for 45 minutes at 350. It turned out so tasty...there was only a tiny sliver left (I'll be eating that leftover).
Marshmallow Yams...Yams have grown on me over the years-I despised them when I was younger. I really like how they taste now. I'm not sure what changed but I'll go with it. I put them in the baking pan and added a few pats of butter, sprinkled on some brown sugar and baked them. At the last 5 minutes, I added two handfuls of mini-marshmallows to the top! They came out toasty brown (just like when you cook them over the campfire) on top of the yams. I really could have eaten the whole pan. They tasted that good.
Now the problem is how to work around the 3 pound weight gain! Hope your Thanksgiving was bloated with yummy food and fun times with family and/or friends!
Any tasty morsels to celebrate this week?