Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and here’s hoping you all have much to be thankful for. We certainly do: family, friends, health, being settled in our new home and having our new gardens (even if they are a bit tattered from recent storms), books, cats, quilting, being retired, and so much more.

Through the hills and over the river to grandmother's house for Thanksgiving. Or, in our case, just stay at home by the fire with a good book.

I’m posting this the day before Thanksgiving Day, according to the calendar, but since it’s just the two of us we go on our own schedule. We simply bought the turkey when it was convenient, let it thaw on it’s own schedule and when it was ready we put it the brining solution. That was last night; it soaked for 12 hours and went back into the ‘fridge until late this morning when it was stuffed with the aromatics (apples, cinnamon, onions, sage and rosemary which will be discarded when it’s done) and put into the oven.

As I type this it will come out in about two hours and we’ll have stuffing, gravy, cranberry, green bean casserole, pie.

Tomorrow, when the rest of you will be having your Thanksgiving dinner of choice, I’ll already be having the turkey sandwiches and leftover stuffing that may be the best part of the holiday.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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11 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Sounds good. Tomorrow you get to just watch football(if your wife lets you).

  2. Richard says:

    She will, Randy, she enjoys a game too, just not three or four in a row.

  3. And to you and yours, Richard.

  4. Todd Mason says:

    Happy early T-Day. (Some of us still at work, sadly…)

  5. deslily says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Richard!! My bird is cookin’ and smellin’ gooooood !

  6. Jeff Meyerson says:

    This has always been my favorite holiday, combining favorites turkey and stuffing with my birthday (actually on the day this year).

    Hope yours is a good one.

  7. Indeed so. And back at you.

  8. Richard says:

    Thank you, all. Hope that turkey tastes as good as it smells, deslily. Happy Birthday, Jeff. Wow, turkey AND presents.

    We got a small turkey this year, so it would fit in our small cooler for the brining, and there are not enough leftovers.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Cap'n Bob says:

    My aunt taught me this one: make your turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce.

    We’re bumming our meal this year, so there won’t be much in the way of leftovers. Drat!

    Happy birthday, Jeff.

  11. John says:

    Good wishes to you and your wife, Rick. Our thanksgiving was at a local fancy inn this year and was fairly OK. But it’s always odd not to be in someone’s home at this time of the year that has always been the holiday to me that is more about family than any other.

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