Well, there, it’s over. Another “turkey day” is in the bag (as were some diners no doubt).
We had a lovely dinner at our friend’s house with a couple of other guests (although two of the “regulars” were absent this year), and had a quiet low stress afternoon and dinner, with some very well behaved “ever hopeful” guests as well.
We began with apps and drinks, while waiting for the bird to “firm” (while it has its basis in culinary good practice, it’s always a good excuse to drink)
Notice the always good “ranch oyster crackers”, plus we had a very good Salmon Pâté (recipe available upon request), and also some baked brie with cranberries in pastry shells...
Eventually the fowl was laid to rest on a platter and bed of kale, nestled on a lovely decorated table.
And with the juices retreated into the bird as well as other juices in the guests, the surgeon went to work
At this point, consumption took over from documentation, and the bird, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, cranberries, gravy(!), and the rest of the fixings were greatly enjoyed with good wines. There was even room sort of “left over” to fill with MFO’s famous Apple Pie (and of course a good cheddar)
And in the end, all of us felt a bit like this resident
So finally with many thanks we bid a fond adieu to our hosts and other guests (both two and four footed) and all agreed that it was one of the best gatherings in our recent celebrations of the day. Hope yours was as rewarding as ours.
And, although our hostess sent us home with leftovers, they quickly disappeared in the digs, so MFO provided more poultry for us for the real reason of thanksgiving!
Oh yeah, although it seemed secondary at this point, we were (sort of)