At the last moment we decided to spend Thanksgiving at the Cabin and all the fixings for dinner were done in the Two Butt Kitchen. It took a little more imagination and timing as I only had one oven instead of my three ovens at home. I know… oh poor me only three ovens. I do love my kitchen at home but the cabin was a real treat too.
It did get a little crowded in my little two butt kitchen when we added the third while Gus was carving the turkey but all survived the last minute timing to get the Turkey and trimmings on the table. Dinner was started at 10:00 am and was served 6 hours later. My legs were getting tired but my tummy was ready for the feast. I don’t know if it took longer to cook or to clean up but all was worth it.
While dinner was cooking we stepped outside for a breather just in time to see three mule deer who had been sleeping in the lower brush wake up and head out for the day. Oh,.. I wish my camera had been in hand instead of the potato peeler. Then, as the turkey roasted away in the oven we went for a walk with our small legged pets in 50 degree sunny weather. It was the beginning of a wonderful day.
Tip for a moist turkey…. make sure to pick out a fresh young turkey. I’ve found that they cook up more moist than most. After stuffing the turkey with my favorite Apple Pecan Rice and Bread Stuffing, I spread a packet of Knorrs chicken Homestyle Stock over the outside of the turkey and then seasoned it with Greek spice, salt, celery salt and pepper. This was a new way of topping off the turkey for me. Another surprise since our cabin is a new experience is that I forgot to bring the turkey pan. So, instead we adapted a flat sheet cake pan and lined it heavily with heavy duty aluminum foil. It worked perfectly except that I’ve never stuffed a turkey into the pan so tight. I hope you all had as great a Turkey day as us. We’re off now to take a hand at learning a new card game with our good friends.
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