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  •  Pepperidge Farm stuffing is good (11+ / 0-)

    I like sage and oysters in my stuffing.  While basting the turkey, I always put some of the drippings in the stuffing.  I also make my mom's recipe for fresh cranberry relish: cranberries ground up w/ sugar, oranges and pecans. It actually tastes better after sitting in the fridge a day or so.

    Today I made fresh vanilla ice cream and pumpkin pies.  Tomorrow I'll do the rest.  

    Home made turkey gravy is also a must.

    Thanks for the info about the brine. I've heard others talk of this method and I may give it a try next time.  It sounds good!

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    by Betty Pinson on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:21:44 PM PST

    •  Have cut up sage and thyme and (4+ / 0-)

      rosemary for the herbed whole wheat rolls, and gravies. Fresh from the garden!

      Everybody always asks me what 'special' way I cook turkey so it tastes so herb-alicious, but I just cook 'em. 20 minutes a pound, some foil tent for the main part and then let them brown. No spices or salt or butter or such - spoon juices over occasionally. It's a turkey. Cook it until it's done.

      Then go hog wild with the gravies or the break/cornbread and the taters and whatever. Guess that's what I get for not eating meat except on Thanksgiving/Christmas. It's just turkey. Max out your tastes on the 'else' and it usually works out okay... §:o)

    •  Your menu sounds good (though quite different (1+ / 0-)
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      from mine. ) Fresh, home-made ice cream--wow!
      Problem with brining is that you can't make gravy with the pan drippings. That rules it out for me.

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      by peregrine kate on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 06:55:06 AM PST

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