Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This Happened!

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I MADE A TURKEY!

It took me 45 minutes, two phone calls to Mom and some online reading and video watching, JUST to figure out how to pull out the gizzards, but I made a turkey!  Let me tell you, I am no Betty Crocker.  Cooking proves challenging for me  and I often find myself having "Amelia Bedilia" moments.

Since we weren't able to travel to see our families (Doctor J was on call) I figured this would be a good year to practice my turkey cooking skills.   This would also provide leftovers, an integral part of Thanksgiving week.

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{The Bird}

I purchased an organic turkey from Central Market.  It was hormone and antibiotic free.

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{Into the pot it goes...stuffed and seasoned}

As you can tell by the sticker, this was the first time I used my Le Creuset (a Newlymeds "must-have" item)

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{Fresh Cranberries}

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{Boiling the cranberry sauce}

I added oranges for flavor and color.

Mission Accomplished: My Thanksgiving practice run was a success!

14 comments:

Chelsea said...

WOW! That's impressive! Maybe next year I'll be brave enough to make a turkey... that's a big maybe though!

Liesl said...

Good for you!!! I was just talking to friends about how I have yet to attempt a turkey, and I don't cook, so, that isn't likely and since my friends don't cook either and we were all together this year for Thanksgiving...you guessed it, we ordered one made and picked it up! ;) So, I am so impressed that you made one and it looks delish!

Liesl :)

Amanda said...

I am so impressed! And I love that you just referenced Amelia Badelia!!! Those were some of my favorite books growing up :$

Mrs. Pancakes said...

glad everything went well! it looks delicious indeed!

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, I would have NO idea how to cook a turkey! I'm impressed!! Great job!!

leggings said...

#impressed

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Congrats!!! That's quite an accomplishment :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo

Michelle P said...

Good job!

C3 said...

That turkey looks great!!! I will be making my first turkey for Christmas this year! Yikes!!

Jane said...

Well you really could not go wrong with a Le Creuset pot. I swear they make everything better just because they are so amazing. But, you did such an awesome job! I think next year will be the first time I make a turkey and I'm a little intimidated! lol

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

i am very impressed...looks so yummy!

natasha {schue love} said...

Wow! I am super impressed that you cooked your own turkey...I am WAY too intimidated to try!! Maybe one day...

Unknown said...

I didn't think to add a Le Creuset pot to our registry, but a family member got it for us and I love it! Definitely a must for newlywed kitchens!

Meesh said...

Hahah this is so amazing!! I am so proud! And a great use of the le creuset :)

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