Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thanksgiving in February

Sunday afternoon we roasted a turkey breast and made sausage stuffing. It wasn't for the Super Bowl party; it was for dinners during the week.

We decided on turkey since we haven't had it in a while and it was on sale at Giant Eagle. Also, we have a new meat thermometer (the old one broke) and we were anxious to try it out.

It's a 'new to us' meat thermometer. A while ago my mom bought a meat thermometer. Apparently, she and dad couldn't quite figure out how to make it work. I'm not sure what the problem was, after all, these things aren't that complicated, but my parents aren't too fond of gadgets like this kind of meat thermometer. Mom still doesn't email - she makes dad send us email and then we email dad back and he reads it to mom (oddly, she does know how to use the computer to research restaurants and such). They still don't have the wireless router set up; that's a job for SP when next we go to Las Vegas. And I had to leave them written instructions for using the DVR to record/watch shows and for using the DVD player to watch a movie.

There also have been incidents when they call us for advice on fixing the TV when they hit the wrong button. True story: I once answered the phone and heard this: "Hi. I hit some button and now Charlie Gibson is so large all I see is his lips. How do I fix it?"

But I digress. I told mom that our meat thermometer had quit working and she said not to worry - she'd just mail us hers because she was tired of trying to figure out the darn thing. SP did have to consult the directions, but we had no problems with it. In fact, we really like it! Thanks mom!I was showering when SP seasoned the turkey with parsley, sage, rosemary, and kosher salt. Then he got the new thermometer set up and into the oven went the turkey.He cooked the sausage for the stuffing while I sliced the celery, mushroom, and onion. We got all those ingredients plus the bread cubes and chicken broth mixed together and put the casserole in the oven. The house smelled so good!!!

When everything was done cooking, we let it cool and then SP sliced the turkey and we divided the stuffing into 3 smaller containers. Now we have 3 Thanksgiving meals for this week.


  1. I like the idea of making one large meal on Sunday and dividing it thru the week. Usually, I do this with soup, but no reason not to do the same with other meals!

  2. turkey sounds so awesome right now. i could probably eat turkey & mashed potatoes every single day!