Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Or Thursday for my non US friends
We had a great day and it went by so fast! First off, John and I had a nice quite breakfast and then headed out for our 5k for Alissa’s Thanksgiving 5K. We both walked it since I am not running anymore. It was a little chilly, mid to upper 30s, so I bundled up.
After we got back, it was time to prepare a few other things to bring with us for dinner. Alton Brown’s Corn Bread Pudding.
This stuff is so good – I love it! John made up a dutch apple/cranberry pie to bring.
Our first order of business on the way to my sister’s house was the eggnog latte though. I would not let myself have one until today and I was ready!
Yum. We tried another local coffee shop, but they didn’t have egg nog lattes this year. What is up with that??
So, we had to head to Starbucks. $4 for a tall eggnog latte, and John’s was even more as a grande. It is getting too expensive to go to Starbucks, especially for the quality of the espresso. Booo…
We arrived at my sister’s to meet Turkey-zilla! My BIL raised turkeys this year and they all grew huge! This bird is 36.5 pounds. Yes – 36.5 pounds. It was too big for the roaster:
We just could not get over how big this bird was! I think it will still be being eaten come Christmas. This is the difference between a feed lot bird and a hand raised bird.
The table was set for 10:
My niece made the ‘place cards’ for everyone:
Each of the nieces also made the centerpiece decorations. Potato turkeys!
The turkey came out of the oven (5.5 hours of cooking time) and we all laughed again at how big it was. Next to a quarter for comparison 😀
We couldn’t even get it out of the pan to get the juice for making gravy. We had to carve in the pan and ladle out the drippings.
John’s carving skills were tested with this bird.
That is one giant leg!
Everyone ready to eat!
This was one breast of the turkey and the legs:
We had the usual suspects of green beans, mashed taters, gravy (which I made), cranberry bread (my mom’s). Plus some sweet potatoes and crescent rolls.
My beverage today:
Love this stuff and I have it once or twice a year.
After dinner, it was hunting time for some, football time for some (me and John) and naps for others:
Then came dessert time! We had several pies, including pumpkin ones made by my dad and John’s apple/cranberry pie:
And game time! This was Imaginiff
Then we played some Star Wars Trivial Pursuit.
The questions were really too hard, though, and John was the only one getting any right LOL!
A good night was had and I didn’t get stuffed, although I did eat too many mini Reeses peanut butter bells. I never eat these or the mini cups unless I am at Colleen’s house and I am powerless against them
The day ended up even better because I am one game up on the football picks for the week already!
Question: What was the biggest turkey you have ever had?