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Sunday, November 28, 2010

All Turkeyed Out!

And I bet YOU are too!  After the lunch-time re-presentation of turkey, dressing, and gravy I have decided that is ENOUGH!  No more… the rest of the dressing is going out to the critters.  I don’t know why I felt the need to make a “wash-pot” size container of dressing to take for the family Thanksgiving feast, and I had about half of it left over.  The injected and smoked turkey was yummy, but it is time to move on to something else.  The carcass will be frozen to be used for gumbo flavoring later, the trimmed meat will make sandwiches for lunch tomorrow, and then we are DONE with the leftovers.

The injected turkey was really great.  I found a recipe from Emerill that calls for beer, liquid crab boil, lemon juice, garlic, cajun seasoning, and other assorted things.  I kind of did my own thing, because his recipe was going to be WAAYYYY hotter that what I wanted.  Katie Bug had a great time “shooting” the turkey, we let it sit overnight in the fridge, then DH put it on the electric smoker using hickory and sassafras wood for a little extra flavor. About 6 hours later it was ready (only a 10-lb. bird, so it cooked fast).  That was so good I think we will do it again for Christmas!

OOPS!  I forgot about the 2 partially-eaten sweet potato pies… they may be the next thing tossed!

I’m not looking forward to having to cook again, but I AM looking forward to something NEW being on the plate.

Have a great Sunday afternoon!  I think I am going to go put one of MY quilts in the machine!! 


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