Monday, November 17, 2008

thanksgiving already

First major holiday w bf's family. He is deep frying a turkey and I am in charge of making gravy for said turkey. 3 prt process, first make the chicken broth, and it has to be from scratch b/c first major holiday w bf's fam. Then I have to brown some parts for an hour or so, add some turket fat, onion, celery and thyme, brown more, add sage and the premade chicken broth and cook it all for another hour or so. This makes the gravy base. On the day, I'll roast a free standing turket breast and maybe a thigh or two and use those drippings for the final step. Calls for a lot of turkey fat in the roux for the gravy. Hope my parts yeild some fat.
Also making wild rice with butternut squash and two pecan pies. I told him I didn't really like to share the pecan pie bc there is never enough left over for me. He said "make two." So that's what I'll do.