“Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries of life.” Lindsey Bareham
I scoured quotes for Thanksgiving – ones that weren’t too deep but not too jokey. I have to say this one may be my favorite and I could stop right here!
“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” Robert Casper Lintner
While we are planning a laid back day with music trivia and a movie, I still had to make my stuffing. I sautéed celery, sweet onions, carrots and garlic heavily seasoned with poultry seasoning until everything was soft.
“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” Oscar Wilde
I add water and turkey necks and giblets with salt and pepper and more poultry seasoning and let it simmer for hours.
“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden
It may be easier with an emulsion blender (ahem….hint) but once everything is cooked through I mush it through the colander into a bowl to keep the yummies to go into the stock for the stuffing and a gravy base.
“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” Ernest Hemingway
This year I sliced a loaf of sourdough bread and dried it in the oven before mixing it with the giblets, turkey stock, two eggs, more poultry seasoning, a dash of salt and pepper and baking it for 30 minutes. When it came out of the oven I scattered butter over the top, because everything is better with butter.
Here is to keeping reasonable expectations as we enter winter and everything that comes with it!
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