With the Thanksgiving Holiday almost upon us, I wanted to share with you photos from two possible dinners, and links, that you can make for the holidays. They are a Roast Turkey or a Maple Glazed Rotisserie Ham! These are the two most popular dinners here in the U.S. for dinner on these holidays! Today I will share photos with you and share ingredients and tips!
This year, I was very lucky to be given a turkey for the holidays! Thank you again C and N for the beautiful bird that will grace our table!
Here is the link to the recipe that I posted in the past: Roast Turkey…Here is a preview!
This year I am changing up the recipe and here is my ingredient list:
18# Organic Turkey
5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
10 sprigs of fresh thyme
6 sage leaves
Cornbread stuffing made with carrots, onion and celery (make this ahead of time and make sure that it has cooled down before you stuff the bird!)
2 cups of Chardonnay (not overly oaky)
1 stick of butter
I will be creating a pocket under the skin on the breast and placing the herbs in this pocket. My baste will be a butter and wine combo!
My rotisserie ham dinner is also something a lot of folks love to do for the holidays! This post is the #1 article on a Google search of Maple Glazed Rotisserie Ham! What is exciting are the number of views on this recipe which always goes up near the holidays! Pretty cool, and unexpected! It is one of my top posts with close to 2,000 views! Here is the link to this recipe: Maple Glazed Rotisserie Ham I am really jazzed that folks love this recipe!
The ingredient list for this recipe is:
8-10# smoked ham
1 cup of real maple syrup
Check out how amazing this looks as it cooks!
There is nothing like the aromas of either of these dinners cooking!
* If you stuff your bird, make the stuffing ahead of placing it in the bird so it has time to cool down. Hot stuffing placed in a bird will give you trouble!
* Do not over stuff your bird. Give that amazing stuffing room to expand!
* If using a frozen bird, defrost it by allowing one day in the refrigerator for each 4 pounds of turkey.
* For a smooth gravy, add flour and water to a jar, shake it well combining the two, then add it to your pan juices slowly! Stir this continuously so that it does not clump or burn.
* When cooking a ham on the rotisserie, allow 15 minutes per pound for cooking time.
* Baste your ham in the last 45 minutes of cooking, basting every 15 minutes to get a lovely sugary glaze!
* Be safe in the kitchen and keep your eye on what you are preparing. This holiday has the most kitchen fires, so make sure you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen…just in case!
I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Now go out and have a splendid Monday, and week too! Be safe on the roads!