Turkey So Good

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

I wanted to say how thankful I am for such lovely readers, and for all your kind and beautiful sympathies on our loss. It’s been a tough ride but your comments meant so much to me. So many of you are fellow pet parents and understand…

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. There’s nothing richer than being around a bit table with family and friends! I’m thankful for so many things, not the least of which is turkey. Every year we do something different for Thanksgiving but I always find a way to be the one who brings the turkey.

turkey so yumm!

So pretty… (and so gone by now!)

I love filling my house with those big roasty smells. I wrote down my own recipe years ago and called it “Turkey So Good”. There are a million ways to get a good roast but my “secrets” involve first soaking the turkey in a brine over night, which is usually just a simple soak with kosher salt and lemon. Sometimes I get more involved and add all sorts of herbs and loads of garlic. Then I begin roasting the turkey breast side down till it is nearly done. For the last 30 minutes I flip the bird over and turn the heat up–that way I still get all the nice crispy skin on the breast side. Flipping a hot turkey is a two-person job but worth the moist meat!

Now because food is on my brain, I’d love to your about your favorite holiday treats. Do you have a specialty you like to cook or bake?

{p.s. I promise I’ll get back to sewing posts soon. I just finished making a muslin of a jacket, which I’ve been meaning to sew for oh, about a year? I wish winter lasted longer here because I love, love, love making jackets.}


  1. Sewsirius says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss of your dear pet. We lost our cat (he died from kidney failure amongst other things) last year and we still miss him terribly. I’m sure in time the hole in your lives will get smaller…

    I’m so happy you had a great Thanksgiving Day and I also brine my Christmas Turkey but I do it for 2-3 days with lots of different spices along with oranges! I’d better close as I need to get my daughter to take some pictures of November’s Make a Garment a Month Challenge trousers before December arrives tomorrow!

    Love your posts and blog…and it’s cool to here about other things going on in your life too!

  2. Sallie says:

    Mmmm….turkey…! We always tend to be orphans on Thanksgiving since our family is so far away. We usually end up ‘crashing’ (a.k.a being invited to) a friends family dinner so I don’t usually pull out the big guns. But! I do always insist on bringing my Mom’s pecan pie, because it is without a doubt a killer recipe – I’ve successfully got every family we’ve ever had Thanksgiving with addicted to this pie!

    • Amy says:

      Mmm, I haven’t had pecan pie in about 10 years! What’s wrong with the world? We are thanksgiving orphans, too, but I love getting to share in other’s traditions. There are some years when I couldn’t pull out the big gun with so many other fabulous cooks, but when I get to I’m so happy!

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