Mmmmmm…. Turkey

Here’s yesterday’s turkey a la Good Eats, a little while after coming out of the oven:


As in past years, we brined it overnight. Unlike past years, we didn’t have any of the plastic roasting bags, so instead we took advantage of the spiffy new roasting pan (a Christmas gift after the liquid turkey incident) and the convection roast setting on our oven. A 21-lb turkey cooked in 2hrs, and came out pretty darn tasty.

The rest of the menu: funeral potatoes (recipe here), steamed broccoli and green beans, and stuffing. The stuffing is probably my favorite part. How much do I like stuffing? I made a whole extra dish of it, that I didn’t even put out, so I would be sure to have plenty of leftovers.

I’m still shaking off last night’s food coma, and have to spend a whole bunch of time figuring out how to make the puppet show movie I owe you, because the computer software industry is stupid and evil. So here’s a poll about Thanksgiving:

And now, I need to go wrestle with video editing software, which should help me work up an appetite for turkey sandwiches. Mmmmm…. turkey….


  1. #1 Kate Nepveu
    November 27, 2009

    Also, shrimp cocktail, cranberry relish, crescent rolls, and your mother’s apple pie.

  2. #2 Pam
    November 27, 2009


  3. #3 Anton P. Nym
    November 27, 2009

    Need… checkboxes…

    As a Danged Furriner this isn’t my Thanksgiving holiday, but during the Canadian Thanksgiving I’m all over the bird-flesh. (Leftovers, not so much though they’re not bad reheated with gravy.) Stuffing’s terrific, too. Mashed potatoes and gravy are also nice, though if gravy’s not an option or I’m too lazy to mash spuds roasted in the same pan as the bird (acting like dumplings) are even more flavourful.

    — Steve

  4. #4 Captain C
    November 27, 2009

    My sister makes a killer mushroom tart. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough for leftovers this year, as it was served as an appetizer and pretty much got demolished on the spot.

  5. #5 Thony C.
    November 27, 2009

    Why are you assuming that only Americans read your blog?

  6. #6 Chad Orzel
    November 27, 2009

    Why are you assuming that only Americans read your blog?

    I’m not. There’s an option in there for non-Americans.

  7. #7 MadGastronomer
    November 27, 2009

    Turkey mole made from leftovers!

  8. #8 jim
    November 28, 2009

    That it’s over.

  9. #9 Thony C.
    November 28, 2009

    I’m not. There’s an option in there for non-Americans.

    OPPS! I oversaw that, sorry! I officially withdraw my previous comment. Instead I will complain that I can only choose one option because I am a public holiday hater, vegetarian and foreigner.

  10. #10 Anna K.
    November 29, 2009

    Re “Some other leftover preparation that I will explain in a comment”

    Pie for breakfast the next day.

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