Holidays, Poultry
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Turkey Candy and Everything to be Thankful For!

Happy Cyber Monday everybody!  How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?

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:

Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes’ cousin, sweet mashed potatoes (no one puts baby in the corner…just in a red crock pot in this case!)
Autumn Chopped Salad
Sauteed Zucchini and Yellow Squash
Un-stuffed Stuffing (does that make sense?!?)
Corn Pudding (my life isn’t complete without it)
Good Ole Gravy
and finally an assortment of pies and this beauty…Brown Butter Cranberry Tart
I’m stuffed and smiling just thinking of it all again.
I’m thankful for the wonderful food we ate, that beautiful sunny day, family, friends, you and all my other readers, people and turkeys named Cheryl…and turkey candy.
Not a bad list at all.

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  1. Me too on the table! And I am also a big fan of really good turkey skin, so that made me drool (even though it’s only 8 in the morning)

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