Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Apple Cider Brined Turkey

You can double click on the photo to make the recipe readable!

Happy Thanksgiving to all ! Thanks to each of you who takes the time from your busy day to read about me very small corner of the world. Your comments sometimes are the motivation I need to keep creating !

Monday, after I got home from my mainland jaunt I picked up our free range turkey and got in to brine.The recipe I use is from Cooking Light magazine some years ago. I have made it every year since. It makes an awesome, moist turkey as well as the best gravy EVER. I make the recipe pretty much from the instructions but I cover the bird with cheesecloth and baste it very frequently during the roasting - and also use a meat thermometer. A friend tried this recipe and ,alas,ended up with a dry bird - so I really think the thermometer and basting are important. I always buy an extra large turkey - just to make sure I have enough leftovers !

The rest of tomorrow's menu : a Red Zinfandel Cranberry Sauce (also compliments of Cooking Light), sweet potatoes (whatever recipe strikes my fancy), green beans (not the casserole), and a Ginger Glazed Pumpkin Cheesecake.....yes, it really is a great dessert - as good as it sounds!

From the dictionary: Thankful, adjective : grateful, appreciative, filled with gratitude, relieved.

No matter which country we live in I think we can can all be thankful; appreciative, grateful and filled with gratitude that we have family, friends and the ability have the makings for a fine feast. Hope it will be a wonderful day for you all!


jenclair said...

How funny, that just a few minutes ago I was flipping through one of my Cooking Light cookbooks (from the 90's, no less). Light doesn't really come into much right now (calories every where I look), but that Red Zinfandel Cranberry Sauce sounds soooooo good. I had planned on a sweet potato soup, but that will wait until Christmas, I guess.

Sue B said...

and a happy Thanksgiving to you too Marie! That cheesecake sounds fab and so does that cranberry sauce. I LOVE cranberries :)

sandra wyman said...

Have a really good Thanksgiving Marie! (Just an ordinary day over here in the UK, unfortunately!) Your feast sounds wonderful!

Jeannie said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity this year. I have enjoyed your blog and your art work is beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - the menu sounds yummy (especially the desert). Cheers.

Waltraud said...

Wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Here in Germany we don´t celebrate this day!

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