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.
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.