Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday and I love to make a (kind of) traditional turkey dinner. Meat however is not my forte so I got excited when I saw this recipe in last years Cooking Light. I didn’t vary much. More garlic, I used turkey broth instead of chicken and my turkey was only 9 or 10 pounds. However, even for a 10 pound turkey, the cooking time recommended was not enough. It need about an hour more.
The stuffing: I’ve never made this recipe before but it sounded amazing. I halved the recipe and the problem with that was that as I was making it, I kept forgetting. So, I may or may not have followed the recipe completely. I used a sourdough baguette for the bread which was a little more difficult to cut into cubes and it didn’t make a difference in the big picture. It was very tasty – especially with the pan gravy (this turned out REALLY well!) and the cranberries and roasted broccoli and mashed potatoes and…of course, pumpkin pudding. 🙂
In spite of the turkey needing more oven time, the dinner was excellent and worth the time in the kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving Day all.
Original Post November 29, 2013