Turkey Tales Pt 2

The turkey continues to thaw in the fridge – on the label it stated that a bird weighing 20 lbs should take about 4-5 days to thaw. I’m cutting it close – his/her fate is a lovely spiced brine bath where it will sit overnight. If it’s still pretty solid on Friday night – it’s getting a nice lukewarm bath in the sink to speed up the process.

So the menu for Sunday is pretty simple – turkey & stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and maybe a side. I explicitly explained to my guests that this is going to be a pretty casual dinner and most of them have generously volunteered to bring sides. When planning a big dinner like this – and with limited resources – it’s best to think ahead and consider what dishes you can make ahead and heat up last minute. Or have friends you trust to bring dishes!

Step 1 (a): Set Your Menu

Technically, you should really do this first, before buying your turkey. But heck – it takes 4 days to thaw anyway!

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing Two Ways
Cranberry & Cherry Chutney
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Zucchini and Carrot ‘Pasta’

Tomorrow – let’s discuss all the frilly fun stuff 😛

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