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Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Roasted turkey with fresh sage and garlic butter
Buttermilk, parsley and bacon mashed potato
Spiced sweet potato mash
Sage, sausage and apple dressing
Steamed green beans

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope all my US lovelys had a wonderful day yesterday full of family, togetherness and of course stuffed bellies! I know I ate more than I should...nothing unusual about that..lol I cooked for my family and my grandmother came over to celebrate the day with us. Everything turned out so delicious. I do not cook my bird in the oven I have a roaster from Rival and it is the best thing ever! My bird never browns like in the oven, but the meat is always so juicy and  flavorful no one ever minds.

Under the skin on the breast I pack a butter, fresh sage and minced garlic mixture. I then squeezed an orange, lemon and grapefruit over the top of my bird and then stuffed the cavity with the rinds.

I use this recipe from the food network every year, it has become our tradition...it is the best recipe ever! The recipe calls for "sage sausage" which I never find so I just use fresh sage and then regular pork ground sausage. This year I used a country sausage from a pig by friends in NorCal raised themselves, wow what a difference!

Mashed Potatoes:
Butter, fresh parsley, buttermilk, bacon and the bacon grease. There is no recipe for this I just add everything to taste.


***Sharon*** said...

I am so far from hungry...but would totally eat this all up! :)

Veronica Lee said...

I'm so hungry! Wish we celebrated Thanksgiving here!


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