Our Thanksgiving dinner was perfect, just us, full of good food and plenty of laughter.
We talked about what we were thankful for. We talked about the future.
I am not a big fan of turkey, but I love making stock with it the next day.
We had slow cooker sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and mushrooms.
I also made cranberry sauce. Why buy the can stuff when making it is so easy?
I keep it simple by cooking cranberries (I used frozen this time) with sugar and water.
There are many recipes online, here is a simple one.
With the turkey, I followed Jamie Oliver's tip of putting some stuffing in between the skin and the breast of the turkey. It kept the breast meat super moist. Whenever I roast a turkey or chicken, I usually add an orange or a lemon in the cavity and put carrots, celery, onions, and garlic in the pan. Those are then used to make the stock (not the orange/lemon).