OK, so I am sitting here typing on the computer. I am looking at my coffee table in my living room infront of me. On it sits the two 20 pound turkeys that are thawing, awaiting the maple syrup brine that we brine them in for a day or two before the big cook.
I am taking my imagination to the fullest. Next year, I plan on having two 20 pounds turkeys that we grew ourselves sitting on the table in front of me. Now that will be a happy day. I cannot wait to see what the difference would be, store bought, home grown....hmm...I think I will go for the latter.
I am going to try to grow the biggest turkey that I possibly can for our next years Christmas dinner. I wonder if they would just keep growing and growing if I nourished one for a couple of years. It would be cool to have a 50 pound turkey to try and fit into my oven.
We have about 40 people coming for our celebration dinner. Now that is alot of food. My family are enormous eaters and I am grateful that I will have the help of my sister to bring it on. I have delegated the desserts to my neice, she loves to bake pies, and we love to eat them so I let her do her thing. Although I heard through the grapevine that she then delegated my sister-in-law to cook a few pies too. Guess she was overwhelmed with so many pies to make.
All our vegies will come from our own preserved that we worked on last summer. Narry a vegetable bought, except for the potatoes. Our home grown potatoes were gone a long time ago. We even have to take it to the limit, our own home grown brussel sprouts. Those little baby cabbages (LOL), the ones that people either love or hate, can't wait....these are the vegies that will be on our table:
turnip and carrot smashed together
Creamed cabbage (a white sauce over cabbage)
Beets -- pickled, boiled, and Harvard
peaches and cream corn
a huge salad
my own cranberry sauce
potatoes, of course
And I think that is it for the vegies. It will be fun, I will have many hands to help me cook. Great day. Cindi