The turkey looked just like Bon Appetit's picture so that made me happy. It was tasty and not dry. Reviewers were right--there weren't really any pan juices, just fat. But I felt that the reviewers were also wrong: next time, I would just butterfly it myself and might even try deboning as the butcher pretty much butchered it I liked the cranberry sauce, but used apple juice instead of cider because I didn't want to buy a half gallon and I think I would have liked a little more apple taste. I think I would also leave out the vinegar and maybe do cider there instead, too. Still, it was tasty and I love cranberry sauce.
Would love to hear about any new recipes you try out!
I learned that sugared cranberries get weepy when stored overnight, but can be revived by drying on paper towels and recoated with the sugar mix. Next time (and there will be a next time), I will prepare the sugared cranberries up to the point of rolling them in the lime sugar, then sugar them just before serving the pie.
The last several years we've joined my Folks and my sister's family for Thanksgiving - the Folks have the space for everyone at their house. THIS year I told Mom I'd bring below if she'd do the turkey and potatoes.
Spiced Apple Cranberry Sauce (yup! same recipe as Erin! I love this one. ) Dressing (off the back of the Pepperidge Farm bag) added - apple, squash, onion and celery. Mom said it reminded her of what her mom used to make. Lovely! Scallion-Salmon Dip This was so tasty I made it again just for the Husband and I. Butternut Squash (baked) Roux for the gravy
I think it took me an hour and a half - two hours to pull everything together Thursday morning before we went over. Once there (and after appetizers) I think it was 45 minutes from the time the turkey came out of the oven to sitting down and eating. Best part: most of the clean-up was done before we sat down. Smoothest and most stress-free Thanksgiving dinner yet!