Generally, here in the USA, we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. Some of us use this holiday to give thanks for all the blessings that we have. Others use the holiday as a pathway to Christmas. This saddens me, as I think it is important to give thanks and praise to God, from whom all blessings flow!
Be that as it is, what I wanted to talk about today was the food that we are planning to make on Thursday. First and foremost, there’s the turkey. We have started brining the turkey in 1 cup of freshly squeezed (and then frozen) lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. pink sea salt and enough water to fill your container. We have ours in a cooler that we can move to the deck to keep cool (chilly weather here in the Midwest!) After the turkey is done brining, we will butter it with lemon-flavored butter and roast it in a paper grocery bag (closed on the end with staples!) for around three hours, depending on how big your bird is! Ours is on the smaller side, as there are only five of us this year, a relatively small gathering.
I am also working with two different piecrust mixes and will be doing a comparison soon for you. I have made some berry – peach filling for the piecrusts. Too yummy!
So, aside from the turkey we will also be having stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, and store bought rolls. Sounds good, doesn’t it? I can’t wait! Stay tuned for more…
Also, let me know in the comments below how you will be spending Thanksgiving, or if you don’t celebrate it, what will you be doing? For what are you thankful?