Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

     Thanksgiving is probably my most favorite holiday of all.  As much as I love everything Christmas, Thanksgiving centers around spending time preparing something that my family cares deeply about...food!  Being thankful for the many things that we are so very lucky to have, and the friends and family we can share them with...and food!  There's the Macy's parade which is an absolute must, my very own special sweetheart coffee cake that I have been preparing for several hours the day before, deep fried turkey (more on this later), dressing, creamed onions, green beans with bacon and onion, and did I mention the pies?  Homemade pumpkin and Old Fashioned Cream made with my very own crust, because store bought will not do...pish posh no, no, no!

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And then there is the table...I'm loving the look of these...
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So here's the thing about the turkey.  I am telling you people that I have been sucked into the deep fried turkey philosophy!  I know I live in the south, but I hail from the land of Hoosiers where we roast a turkey like normal people.  Where you get up at 5 in the morning to stick your 25 pound bird in the oven and baste it every 15-20 minutes.  So I was somewhat horrified when one Thanksgiving we made two turkeys. One made the way I have been making for years...in an oven, and the other fried in a vat of God forsaken vile oil.  And can I just tell you that fried turkey was probably the best thing that I have ever and I do mean EVAH tasted?!  Well it was, and you must all try it, but don't burn down your house in the process!
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You'll need this after the fried turkey...
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