So Thanksgiving with the family went swimmingly. This is the post where I have to admit I am wrong because my aunt decided to save herself some time and buy a pre-cooked turkey from Whole Foods. I was all judgey about it but guess what? It turned out wonderfully. It was totally semi-ho but we did make a herb-lemon rub for it as it reheated. Everyone remarked how amazingly easy this Thanksgiving went in terms of the cooking.
What I came to Thanksgiving with: fig and sausage stuffing, cauliflower puree, chocolate ganache tart, apple upside down cake, ginger cake with caramel sauce, chopped sage, rosemary and thyme from my garden.
7:45 am arrive at the 10K with the family
9:30 am finish the 10K
11:30 am arrive at Aunt’s house and eat lunch
12:30 pm make a herb-orange rub for the turkey. Mix with metled butter and rub on turkey. Toss the asparagus in olive oil and salt and pepper and put in roasting pan.
1:00 pm get cousins to grate cheese and peel and slice potatoes. Chop garlic and mix with herbs. Assemble gratins.
1:30 pm bake gratins for 45 minutes covered and another 45 minutes uncovered.
3:00 pm put in turkey. Assemble salad (everything except the dressing).
5:00 pm take turkey out of the oven and roasting pan. Cover with foil. Add drippings to pre-made gravy (that I still made from scratch). Put gratin and stuffing in oven to heat. Heat puree on the stovetop. Warm caramel sauce in double boiler. Roast asparagus.
5:30 pm slice turkey and put on platter. Pour a little turkey stock on top and cover with foil. Keep warm in oven at 300 degrees. Put asparagus, gratins, stuffing, and puree on table. Toss salad and put on table.
6:00 pm place turkey on table and call everyone to dinner.
6:15 pm decide to hold off giving thanks until dessert.
7:15 pm give thanks and then eat dessert.
10:00 pm karaoke with the siblings and cousins.