Turkey Time

Bobby’s recipe turned out so delicious! YUM! I couldn’t stop eating the turkey. Maybe it’s because of all the butter we rubbed all over it. Think I’m kidding?

And then the bird was done (and pretty darn gorgeous, too)!

We also made creamy yummy mashed potatoes, Bobby’s sage gravy (omg), and my mom’s cranberry sauce. Yay, Thanksgiving Part II!

Oh, and Pepperidge Farm dressing…we were too lazy to make our own.

And that cranberry sauce? It was my grandmother’s recipe and my mom made it every year while I was growing up. It’s so easy and SO good. But this was the first time I made it without her supervision, so we were pretty happy it turned out so well.

simmer, simmer, simmer

Cranberry Sauce

1 1/2 cups port (this is why it’s so good)
1 cup sugar
1 16-ounce bag cranberries

Combine port and sugar in medium saucepan over medium-high heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and boil five minutes. Add cranberries and cook until skin begins to pop. Cook about five minutes more. Remove from heat.

And that was our Fake Thanksgiving 2010! See ya next year!


~ by spontaneoustruth on December 3, 2010.

6 Responses to “Turkey Time”

  1. Fun! So this was a second thanksgiving you guys had just the two of you, and you did one with your fam? We talked about doing that too and now I’m sad we didn’t. I guess it’s not too late right? I totally want to make my own turkey dinner for us! I was deprived of leftovers too… Feel for Jason. hehe.

    • Yep, in the end we basically had three Thanksgivings! But we are almost out of turkey and kinda want to get another…lol. Obsessed! I bet you could still do it! They are so cheap this time of year. Our 12-pounder was $5! I just couldn’t say no to that.

  2. That is a good deal! Can you buy whole turkeys at the store year-round? I’ve never even thought to look haha!

    I was so mad at myself for missing the PW throwdown episodes when they aired so this weekend I tried to find it online, to no avail. I ended up having to pay $2 to download it via itunes. haha! Anyway, I’m totally pumped now to make a thanksgiving! I think I want to do PW’s turkey (cause I really want to try a brine), her mashed potatoes, his brussel sprouts, his gravey, and probably boxed stuffing like you. Boxed stuffing is good anyway! Oh and some cran sauce of course. I might have to make a sweet potato mash as well so I can make the turkey cake with leftovers. =P

    • I think you can get them year-round, but doubt they will always be this cheap.

      Ummmm, totally jealous of your Fake Thanksgiving! Let me know if you need help eating your turkey…or even the turkey cake. 😉

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  4. […] again, as last year, we went with Bobby Flay’s turkey recipe. It creates the crispiest, tastiest skin and moist, light turkey. […]

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