Friday, November 28, 2008


This year I decided to use my family as Ginnie pigs for Thanksgiving dinner. In past years I cooked the bird upside down. They never looked very pretty but were nice and juicy. This year I used recipes from the cooking magazines I subscribe to but never use.

The Star( I think I need a bigger platter) of dinner. I pierced the skin all over, covered him with salt pork, then covered him with soaked cheese cloth, and then covered the whole bird with tin foil. About an hour before he was done I removed ever thing so we could have a nice brown turkey. If I don't say so myself this was the best turkey I have ever had. The breast meat was tender and juicy and had a wonderful flavor. Salt porked turkey from now on at this house.
My baby boy helping make gravy. I was impressed he knew
exactly what to do...stir

The family...David, Danielle, Andy, Katy, Matthew, and Neil

Katie obviously watching TV

Matty pretending to be Henry VIII


Anna said...

Looks like you had a great day with your family!

I was in charge of cooking everything, which is fine because I like to cook. But boy is my back killing me today!

Your turkey looks like it turned out just fine! Yummy!

Arsenette said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. looks great!!!!!!! I adore juicy turkey! Thanks for sharing the pics!

chaki said...

Katie and Matty are growing up. It's been almost two years!! Good job on the turkey. What a beautiful family, you must be so proud. Though Dave and Andy are starting to look alike??

Jeannie said...

You know, I took your blog off of my blog roll because it had been four weeks since you posted. I thought, "Oh I'm following the blog. I'll just check Dashboard for updates." Then you started posting again and I didn't check Dashboard!! Anyhow, you're back on my blog roll because I don't want to miss any more of your posts. That's a long way to say I'm sorry for missing your post. Sorry Pam!! :(

Your turkey looks absolutely delicious. I haven't cooked a turkey in so long, but I used to do it this way, sans the salt pork. I used to rub the bird down with butter and leave it uncovered about an hour before it was ready.

Gosh, your grandkids are growing so fast. I forget that kids do that! And tell Neil I know EXACTLY what he was thinking: "Get that camera out of here so I can eat my dinner!"

I'm very happy you all got to spend the holiday together. Looks like you had a great time.

P.S. Did anyone snap your picture? You should share that too.

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

That turkey looks fabulous! (check out my turkey story at my blog)
And I love your dishes. They are pretty. Both your boys are so handsome, too. They had good genes to work with, not so?