Happy Holidays Friends! Hopefully you are able to be enjoying this week away from the malls and crowds of shoppers! I am working today and then am off until next week. My parents were supposed to come down for Christmas but my Dad had an accident with his table saw a few weeks ago. He as incredibly lucky to not suffer a damaging injury but has to have frequent dressing changes to his hand and are staying close to home as a result. I am hoping to have a low key holiday here and hopefully catch up with some friends. I had a big cooking failure this past weekend. Read on and then make sure you don’t make the same rookie mistake I made! Time for the weekly WIAW fun!
No coffee today as I felt like a cup of tea instead with the oatmeal, ground flax, walnut, and oranges
I picked up this bar in New York City at Dean and Deluca. I snacked on it with I was out running errands. It was an ok snack but kinda dry. Not sure I would buy again but not terrible
Lunch was toast and PB with some mandarin oranges
Last week I spotted organic fresh turkeys for $2.99/lb at Costco. There was one weighing only 10b and I decided to try cooking one for the first time. When I was in NYC I picked up some turkey at Whole foods and made this simple and tasty sandwich for dinner at JFK.
I rubbed pepper on the bird and cut up a lemon and orange and put it in the cavity with some fresh thyme. I noticed the neck in the cavity and took that out while I was putting it in the pan
After a couple of hours and measuring the temps it was done and the house smelled great. I propped the bird on some carrots in the pan.
When I went to carve the meat off I discovered a bag of giblets in the butt under the skin. I had no idea they were there. I went to google to see if the bird was safe. The results were mixed and I decided to just not take the risk and threw it all in the trash 😦 I may head out tomorrow and see if there are any more small birds available. I was so bummed as I was really looking forward to some turkey meals.
I had bought a purple sweet potato at Whole Foods and quickly defrosted some meat to add to it instead of the turkey.
Snacked on some frozen Mango later
Along with some Kettle Corn from Pipcorn…another NYC find. This company was on Shark Tank apparently and I noticed their products all over NYC. They use EVOO instead of butter so it is dairy free! Not overly greasy, sweet, or salty. It is really good
I hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend surrounded by family and great food! Don’t forget to check the turkey butt for the giblets if you are cooking a bird!!!!