turkey!!!

turkey!!!

a very nice thing about only having to cook for yourself is that i could take pictures of the food as it was cooking without worrying about getting in someone’s way or holding up any process but my own. woo!

centerpiece
centerpiece

 
new kitty at the time ralph.
new kitty at the time ralph.

my turkey recipe is long and messy. even thought i have it almost memorized, i tape it to the microwave above the stove and it makes it easy to read and find.
my turkey recipe is long and messy. even thought i have it almost memorized, i tape it to the microwave above the stove and it makes it easy to read and find.

out of the brine and into the roasting pan!
out of the brine and into the roasting pan!

this all gets shoved up the turkey's butt. mmmm. see how having a rosemary plant pays for itself?
this all gets shoved up the turkey’s butt. mmmm. see how having a rosemary plant pays for itself?

all trussed up and nowhere to go. expect the oven.
all trussed up and nowhere to go. expect the oven.

mushroom porn. 1 lb. of mushies. i got crimini and oyster mushrooms this year.
mushroom porn. 1 lb. of mushies. i got crimini and oyster mushrooms this year.

and why not use a whole stick of butter in the mashed potatoes?
and why not use a whole stick of butter in the mashed potatoes?

EASY rolls. buy frozen loaves of bread, thaw two loaves, then cut into 10 pieces. roll into oblong shapes and place in a row down a 9x13. let rise and bake for 1/2 hour at 350. take out and brush with butter. so yummy!
EASY rolls. buy frozen loaves of bread, thaw two loaves, then cut into 10 pieces. roll into oblong shapes and place in a row down a 9×13. let rise and bake for 1/2 hour at 350. take out and brush with butter. so yummy!

green beans added to mushies. also includes shallots and porcinis and lots of butter. thanksgiving: brought to you by butter.
green beans added to mushies. also includes shallots and porcinis and lots of butter. thanksgiving: brought to you by butter.

gravy! i had 3 pints leftover. also includes butter. ha.
gravy! i had 3 pints leftover. also includes butter. ha.

and the piéce de resistance, finally out of the over. i am brining my turkey every year.
and the piéce de resistance, finally out of the over. i am brining my turkey every year.

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