Here’s wishing everyone a belated Turkey Day. Hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and remembered the whole point behind the holiday. This year I am thankful to be happy and healthy and for all the great quality time I have gotten to spend with my husband in the past few weeks. It’s nice to actually see him once in a while.
We had two turkeys this year, and not purposely. I had a dinner planned with a good friend across the street. She is German and was going to be celebrating her first Thanksgiving ever, plus she also has a new son so it was his first too! Her husband wanted to do a deep-fried turkey since he’s from the south and had been having them for years. But it was less than a week till Thanksgiving and there was still no fryer to make one so I planned on cooking one. Bought one, started it thawing, then low and behold he found a fryer. And bought a turkey! And despite our suggestions, thawed it anyway, so we had two 14 pound turkeys for four people. Of course I didn’t want that much turkey and didn’t want to deal with cooking a turkey on top of everything else for Thanksgiving if there was no need to, so I kept it in the fridge to cook later. I was cooking first thing when I woke up on Thursday, just for the hubby. He wanted Cinnamon Rolls because it’s a family tradition. I didn’t mind a challenge, and baked cinnamon rolls from scratch. I can’t believe I was successful though! And now that I’m an accomplished Cinnamon Roll baker I need a better recipe. So please share any suggestions! Thank you!
It was nice to have Thanksgiving twice, I must say. And both birds were absolutely delicious (despite the fact that the deep fried one was slightly undercooked and had to make a trip to the oven). I highly, highly suggest the recipe I used to roast my turkey. I cooked it up yesterday. It was so good, and very very moist! If you get Taste of Home Magazine you already have the recipe! It was a Champagne Basted Turkey and you can find the recipe here if you are a Taste of Home Member. At first I questioned the idea of using Champagne, or as it called for any type of sparkling wine. I ended up using Mascato wine because I always have it in my fridge, and it turned out great! I will use this recipe again, and possibly again and again after that!