That, and because I've got a cold.
We're actually celebrating Thanksgiving early since Greg has to leave before the holiday, which proves the point that any day can be a day of thanks.
Who's traveling? Who's hosting? And most importantly, what's on the menu? I'm always looking for new ideas.
Update: How to cook a super moist turkey. This really works!
This year, I stuffed the cavities with cut oranges and onions, and slathered it under the skin with herb butter. I slow-cooked the gobbler in a roasting bag for seven hours at 320 degrees. The recipe I followed suggested eight hours, but seven was plenty for this size bird.
It was beautiful. Just as pretty as the picture in this post. But...it was so tender, it fell off the bone with the slightest pressure. Not good for carving, but who cares when it's this tender.
My side dishes were braised asparagus in wine vinegar, Brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, croissants and cranberry sauce as a topping for vanilla ice cream.
Then we fell into the traditional turkey stupor. Great dinner! This morning I sent Greg home with plenty of leftovers. He won't have to cook for a week!
PS My cold is nearly gone too. Huzzah!