I hope you had a lovely, restful weekend. I finished a knitting project and potted paper white narcissus bulbs for forcing. The invitations for our annual holiday party were mailed and I tried some new recipes for the party menu.
Now the countdown to Thanksgiving begins. Hubby and I will be traveling to Minneapolis to celebrate Thanksgiving with our newly married daughter and her husband. They'll get to use some of the wedding gifts, including a splendid Thanksgiving turkey platter. We'll all cook together in her big kitchen. Probably like most of you, we have our traditional favorites that appear year after year. We make a stuffing with apples, sausage and can't do without some fresh cranberry sauce.
My favorite turkey recipe is from the Williams-Sonoma Thanksgiving Cookbook. The cider and butter will give the turkey a rich, mahogany-colored glaze.
This book is a wonderful anthology of Thanksgiving meal planning and preparation from utensils to roasting and starters to desserts. This would make a lovely gift for your holiday hosts.
I usually just make just the glaze and follow the roasting directions and make pan gravy with the drippings but the additions of shallots and Calvados makes for a very special gravy.