About a month ago, Steve came home with a giant 16 lb turkey because it was “on sale”. After some Pinterest consultations and Bon Appetit page flipping, I got overly excited and decided to make Thanksgiving dinner…..for two…..on a Wednesday. I’ve had better ideas.
We already had this guy on hand. We geeked out at whole foods a few days before when we saw brussel sprouts on a stem! It looked like one of these from band class and I kept half-expecting them to ring when I moved it.
I think pursued this whole endeavor so I’d have an excuse to make homemade stuffing. I used this recipe from Bon Appetit and even though it took much longer than I thought (I think I kept turning off the oven instead of the timer) it was AMAAAZING. It was so rich and savory and decadent I could have eaten the entire dish. (So much better than Stove Top.)
Behold, the finished product:
Turns out brussel sprouts taste amazing when cooked with bacon. Who knew?!? Here is everything minus the turkey.
I also made pumpkin spoon bread but it was disgusting so I didn’t even take a picture.
Don’t let that cute face fool you. He did nothing to contribute! But he helped with the leftovers. We ended up boiling the carcass down and making a delicious stock that we used to make a soup with the leftover turkey. Even that was delicious. Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. I’m so bummed it’s over but so thankful I got to celebrate it twice this year! Maybe we’ll start this as a gluttonous Nimitz tradition. Now on to Christmas!