Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thursday Morning

I always wake up early on Thanksgiving Day. I enjoy my private time.

It's 6:30 AM. The turkey is out of the refrigerator to thaw for 1.5 hrs before putting it in the oven at 8:00 AM. It will cook 5 hours in an oven bag and be ready around 1:00 PM. Yesterday morning I seasoned the turkey and it has had close to 24 hours marinating so it can get that nice, garlicky, pork-like flavor I like. This is what I used for seasoning it:

1 small head of garlic, peeled and crushed with a mortar and pestle

lemon juice
olive oil
black pepper
sazón with coriander and annato

The turkey will be stuffed with meat. I browned a mix of ground sirloin, pork and sausage, threw in some sliced olives and cubed potatoes, seasoned it with sofrito and a touch of adobo.

My mother-in-law is making green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. She is also bringing pumpkin pie for dessert. Since Gabriel likes stuffing (yuck) I will be making some for him. I will also make my arroz con gandules, and a little bit of mashed cauliflower and steamed brocoli. I am trying to keep the portions small, but I am sure it will still be a ridiculous amount of food, and we will be eating through the weekend.


  1. ¡Ese menú suena delicioso! Sé que todo te va a quedar exquisito. Espero que tengas un lindo día junto a tu familia.


  2. sounds absolutely delicious!!! have a great thanksgiving!!!!

  3. YUM!!! To bad I don't live in Texas anymore. I would swing by for a taste. :o) Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. wow....your dinner sounds fabulous.
    My plans fell thru now that my girl work up vomiting.....sigh...looks like a stay home with a sick girl day for me.

  5. Mmmmmm... it al sounds delicious! Hope it turns out lovely and you have a wonderful day with your family. We do have many reasons to be thankful for, this year and always... you'll be looking at those reasons gathered around your table! Happy Thanksgiving, Ingrid!

  6. I'm laughing as I sit here preparing for my first totally vegetarian Thanksgiving and I'm being tempted by a turkey stuffed with meat! :) Happy Thanksgiving!