I hope filled with as much fun, family, and food as ours was.
Speaking of Cyber Monday, I’d much rather prefer Cyber Rewind Day.
I could use another two days of vacation, a long weekend, and wonderful food feast just as bad as I could use the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday.
Yes, that bad.
Our spread (and surroundings) were quite something!
Usually our Thanksgivings are spent in the northwoods of Wisconsin but this year we gathered at my aunt and uncle’s house and kept it local.
It also allowed us to dabble in Black Friday…and boy was that an experience!
Back to Thanksgiving.
Doesn’t my aunt make you feel like you’re eating in a Pottery Barn catalog?
You felt it too? See, I knew I wasn’t the only one…
We had beautiful weather, which was great for frequent trips out to our smoking turkey on the grill. Read more about that and get the recipe here.
This turkey was affectionately named Cheryl by my cousin. I think it fits. I’ve never met a Cheryl I didn’t like.
It really is about that turkey skin. I mean, come on. It was out of this world, do not pass go, do not collect $200 kind of good. In fact, it spawned a new term–turkey candy. As my aunt, sister, grandmother, and I hovered around, picking at the skin (as is customary to do), we knew the only way to sum up the amazing-ness was just simply turkey candy.
In addition to the 13 lbs of turkey candy, we also enjoyed, in no particular order: