October 08, 2007

Gobble, Gobble...
I thought it might be nice to have a bit of a Thanksgiving dinner for some of the stragglers who were left behind here in Ottawa over the long weekend, so I did up a big turkey meal today. I was a bit worried about under cooking the turkey, so I got a meat thermometer and put the turkey in the oven early just to be safe. It turned out perfectly, as you can see below. It wasn't dry, and had a great browned skin. (We had taken off the wings and drumsticks when we realised we should take a photo, so I held them back on the turkey)

I also did up a green salad, got some buns, made garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, broccoli and onion bake, gravy out of the drippings, and even had pumpkin pie and ice cream for dessert, with a decent white wine. I think it went pretty well, and even had a friend ask for the broccoli and onion bake recipe.
Of course I spent most of the day in the kitchen and at the table eating, but it was nice to take a break from some of those big law textbooks.
Now I'm stuffed with turkey and wine, and a bit sleepy... Time to read my Criminal Law & Procedure text.

6 comments:

Daniel said...

That Turkey looks as good as not cut up :)

Stephen said...

We did a good job of "putting it back together", although you hacked it up pretty thoroughly not too long after.
I literally just finished cleaning up the cooking rack -lots of soaking and elbow grease required.

Anonymous said...

your turkey looks like it came right out of a cookbook. Yum.

Stefers511 said...

You fabulous chef you- still wondering what you can't do ;)

tomato_ice said...

yum yumm!! make me hungry!

Anonymous said...

any leftovers?