I wish I had a camera with me when I asked the butcher to cut up my fresh, free range, organic turkey. His eyes nearly popped out of his head, but like always I was a gal on a mission. Thanksgiving san whole roasted turkey, but all the traditions wrapped up in a very neat bundle.
Bacon Wrapped Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Turkey Breast
I tried finding caul fat (to wrap the entire creation before tying up) but it was not to be had in the whole of Santa Cruz County! The stuffing consists of sweet italian sausage, a pound mixture of shiitake and white mushrooms, yellow onions, bread crumbs and spices. Found the recipe while surfing FoodTV. Anne Burrell’s Sausage Mushroom Stuffed Turkey Breast, but the Barefoot Contessa also had something like this.
Pulling it together, family style
Like many families, we all pull together to make our Thanksgiving meals something special. We share the cooking and prep duties, the washing up and playing with my favorite grandbabies to keep them entertained. We take time to think about those we love who are with us, and heartfelt reflection for those who are not. We anticipate with joy the new additions to our family and smile as our own loves welcome their loves to our home. As my darling dear husband said yesterday, “with open arms and hearts.” I truly wish that spirit rests well with you my friends.
A few visual delights from the rest of the day’s menu
|C & B Bake Brie with Cranberry Chutney|
|Chocolate, Bourbon Pecan & Pumpkin Pies|
It is not just about the food that we are thankful….