Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankful for TURKEY! {Day 4}

With only three days left till Thanksgiving I'm showering you with all you need to know to make the perfect turkey! It’s important at any event to give people what they expect and a little bit of the unexpected.

I am so TICKLED to be spending Thanksgiving with our best friends; we might as well call them family.  Right now the baby is napping and I am working on some Christmas crafts because my internet is down and I can’t get on! ARGH it's driving me crazy, but it makes me focus on things I am thankful for like the INTERNET! But that’s not the blog for today, but it does lead way to what I am thankful for and that is; all the resources we have to make the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey this year!  Yummm Turkey:)

I’m watching my Martha Stewart recordings and she is showing all the best side dishes for Thanksgiving and how to carve the perfect turkey. Fun fun! 
Click picture to learn how to carve your turkey like this!

After many years of making Turkeys, the best one I have ever had is a Deep Fried Turkey!  Here’s a yummy recipe to click and check out:
Emeril's Fried Turkey

To brine or not to brine?? Martha says NO – my neighbor says yes, want to try a brine this year? Here’s a five star recipe to try! 

For our health nuts out there who don’t want to fry their turkeys, try this Roasted Turkey Recipe for something fun without the guilt!  
Click picture to get this recipe:)

TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY! Now you have the task of figuring out which turkey you want to make this year.  Most people stick with their classic family recipes, but I dare you to go out on a limb and try something new!  In my family we always buy two smaller turkeys and do something different and fun to one of them and still keep one for our classic recipe.  Then have a table taste test! It’s really fun for dinner table conversation.

Favorite side dishes: I’d love to go on and on about some classic side dishes but THIS blog is all about the Turkey!  But I don’t want to leave you hanging so here are some links to some favorite side dishes you can try!

Martha Stewarts Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Onions

Click picture to get this recipe:)

By far the Best Oyster Stuffing

Click picture to get this recipe:)

The Perfect Gravy

Click picture to get this recipe:)

Fannie Farmer’s Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese (or as I call them “Cheese Noodles” :)This is a traditional real 1946 recipe that you can bring to life again! Yummm can’t wait to make it this year.

Click picture to get this recipe:)

OH and I can’t leave without sharing these super fun Kid Friendly Thanksgiving ideas:

Click picture to get kids recipes and look for fun crafts to keep the wee ones busy while you cook:)

TIP: Make sure you let your turkey sit out for 20-30 minutes before you carve it to keep a nice juicy bird

TIP: If you’re not going to stuff your turkey place a few pieces of plane bread inside to keep its plump shape!

- Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful and that you remember all you are thankful for each day! –Cheers*Nicole

1 comment:

  1. Oyster stuffing?! Why hasn't someone told me about this before...? What a fun idea!