Here we are, in high gear for Thanksgiving. This weekend will be my "practice" session with the results off to Aid for Friends, so I'm thinking of all this anyway!
#1. Stuffing. Boxed or from scratch?
Always the Pepperidge Farm blue bag, with long-sauteed celery and onion made for it first. Yum. And while I might cook it under a turkey breast, never in. Yecch.
#2. If you were served the perfect Thanksgiving dinner what would it be?
Turkey breast, no skin. Thick, creamy gravy. Stuffing as described above. Mashed sweet potatoes with the marshmallows on top. Mashed regular potatoes as well. Salad with craisins, pears, pecans, gorgonzola, and shallot dressing from How to Make Everything by Mark Bittman. Cranberry salad from My Mother's Southern Kitchen (without the pecans--a rarity for me). (And by "salad" she means "made with lemon jello.")
#3. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving leftover?
Turkey sandwiches with lettuce, mayo on one side, and cranberry sauce on the other. Mmmmm.
#4. Share a recipe using turkey.
I'm all over Smitten Kitchen's recipe for turkey salad here. I had some leftover turkey breast right when that came out and the variation for turkey salad, which I normally don't even like, was terrific. (The original is for chicken salad, but the tarragon and the turkey really work for me.)
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