Thanksgiving novice

Well, I think I’m still full from our national day of gluttony.
I must say that Thanksgiving dinner was a success, although we probably made more dishes than we could handle.
I included some of our dishes below, but those exclude mom’s carrot ribbons with almond butter, cheesy broccoli and clover-leaf rolls.
I was mostly in charge of the turkey, and I must say that buying an organic or free-range bird is totally worth it. The white meat is darker than traditional turkey breasts, so it’s more juicy and full of flavor. Because I decided to sort of wing the recipe, I was nervous the whole three hours of cooking, but stuffing the herbed butter under the skin was a good idea. What doesn’t taste better with butter?Also, brining is a must.
We had breakfast today at Pilot Butte Drive-In and are looking forward to mom’s turkey soup tonight, followed by more board/card games.
Cheers!
Dining-room table ready for grubbin'

Dining-room table ready for grubbin

Brined, rubbed with herb butter, stuffed with aromatics

Brined, rubbed with herb butter, stuffed with aromatics

My roasted cauliflower with herbs, lemon and parmesan

My roasted cauliflower with herbs, lemon and parmesan

Mom's cranberry sauce with orange

Mom

Smiths sweet potatoes and cornbread/cranberry/apple/sausage stuffing

Smiths sweet potatoes and cornbread/cranberry/apple/sausage stuffing

Garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes

Gobble gobble, bitches!

Gobble gobble, bitches!

Dad took this picture of his plate.

Dad took this picture of his plate.

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