Thanksgiving preview and turkey photo contest
The one perk about being a food blogger is you get to celebrate all of your holidays early. Sometimes months early. Think about it. When you find a blog or magazine recipe for Thanksgiving turkey or pumpkin pie in late October or early November, when do you think those dishes were cooked? This year my family celebrated Thanksgiving in September. I am talking about a full-on Thanksgiving dinner with two different turkeys and all the fixings for 16 people.
The funny thing is my family loves it. There is something special about getting to eat stuffing and pumpkin pie in August or September. This year I had lots of help from my daughters Lauren and Margo, my son Mikey, my husband JP, my niece Madi who is in culinary school, Madi's boyfriend Max, my nephew Parker who is an ace photographer and my friend Eva who is a world-class dishwasher (and anesthesiologist by trade).
Two incredible turkeys
This year, we changed things up a bit and I made two turkeys using methods I have never used before. I won't give you the details now, but both turkeys were exceptionally moist and delicious. The most amazing part was one of the turkeys only took only 80 minutes to cook! I will never go back to my old turkey ways again.
Here is a sneak preview of one of the turkeys:
So stay tuned. Look for these recipes and more starting this week.
Turkey photo contest
Thanksgiving is a time for sharing and we'd love to share your turkey photos. Join in the fun and enter our turkey photo contest. Email us a picture of your turkey (beautiful, failed, bacon-wrapped or funny) by Wednesday, December 3rd. Two prizes will be awarded. The winner will receive a Cuisinart Mini-prep and the runner up will receive a CDN Quick-Read thermometer, both are two of my favorite cooking tools. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 8th. Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st place prize
2nd place prize