This Thanksgiving it was just my son, my boyfriend and me. My parents just recently moved up here, but my Dad had a surgery scheduled in California for this week so they decided to spend Thanksgiving down there while they were in town. Turns out the surgery was canceled though because the doctor who was supposed to perform the operation had to have emergency hip surgery and my Dad will need to reschedule up here!
Anyway, that left me on my own for food preparations which was cool because I had been expecting t do it for almost a whole year anyway since my parents moving here was a big surprise. My boyfriend suggested we cook the turkey breast-side down to get juicy white meat. We decided that a flip toward the end would be good to brown up the skin.
I started it all with Martha Stewart's Perfect Roast Turkey recipe, hence the cheesecloth shroud:
This is the (almost) finished product:
We had to keep putting in back into the oven because the juice from one of the drumsticks wasn't running clear. Finally, we just cut off some breast meat and ate while the rest went back into the oven. I also prepared mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, gravy, rolls, and pumpkin pie! It was awesome and we had some kickass leftovers sandwiches for dinner tonight. We love Thanksgiving!
Oh, and while we were eating my son said, "Thanks for Thanksgiving!" So cute! It warmed my heart!