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He was perplexed by the candle!
Did your holiday (if you celebrated) go as planned? Did the menu remain as planned?
I am apparently a go with the flow kind of gal.
1. I don't care for the whole "open the gift for everyone to see" idea. My mother-in-law loves it - she wants to make sure that everything is even steven - aka what her friends give to Jacob better equal what she gave to their grand children... (issues, I know.) But we do it anyway - or it has already been done for us. (Yes, she pulled a gift out of a gift bag for us.)
2. I planned for chocolate cupcakes for desert - we separated the Birthday from the Thanksgiving. Which was a brilliant idea because i had to wash & change the baby after the cup cake.
3. I planned on cooking "everything" on Thursday. I then saw that someone cooked the bird the day before & heated it up on Thursday - I did that & it worked out perfectly! (I also did the cranberry sauce & cupcakes a day or two before.)
4. I planned on:
Brussels Sprouts (roasted) - 2 bags, only did 1
asparagus (roasted) 2 bunches (unchanged)
stuffing two ways (unchanged)
acorn squash (roasted with a brownsugar rosemary sauce) - 2 squash (only did 1)
potatoes - planned on baking 2 or 3 - I found tiny (big grape sized) potatoes that I split & half & roasted - I got 2 bags cooked one
Sweet potatoes - planned to roast them with thyme - baked them plain
cranberry sauce - made 1 lb. to plan - did not get to the recipe that would use some of the rest...
Made pumpkin cookies for desert - was not on the original plan (I have more dough in my refrigerator that needs to be baked soon.)
Made banana bread for desert - was not on the original plan
As you can see - in addition to left over turkey, I have several raw vegetables to take care of in the near future.
Any leftover turkey recipes out there? - that don't include dairy products or "cream of" soups? (I did make a carcass soup & froze some of it.) Or general ideas on how to use leftover turkey? (I froze a breast, but I have several "cups" of turkey chunks.)
FYI - that "skin" only part that is in the crook of the turkey wing - you know it, right? I took a bite of it on Saturday - that is the flavor of Thanksgiving for me. I was so satisfied - but I ate the whole wing, skin & all anyway.