Friday, November 21, 2014

A Teddy Day

 I am stuck in that weird place just before a large amount of cooking is to take place. It's a bit early to start cooking for thanksgiving yet the pressure is on to do just that.  I am making an entire thanksgiving feast for a family this year.  We will deliver it on Thanksgiving afternoon. My new project is to find a family in need each month and cook and deliver an entire meal to them. So, here I sit trying to figure out what I should be doing and not quite figuring anything out.  I do have a test recipe of crescent rolls rising. I am constantly looking for the perfect rolls recipe.  I picked the turkeys up at my food coop yesterday and they are defrosting.  Do you know it takes 4 days to defrost a frozen turkey?

 Did someone say turkey?  I also bought turkey parts so I can make the gravy in advance.  Otherwise, you end up making gravy at the last moment which is never fun.  Here is the way to do it:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2011/11/make-ahead-thanksgiving-turkey-gravy.html

Teddy charging after a bad kitty.  I've made my cranberry sauce, you can find the recipe here: http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2011/11/cranberry-sauce-and-more-gravy.html

I've also made my pie crusts and froze them.  You can see how I do this here: http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-prep-gravy-cranberry-sauce.html

Yes Teddy, you will get lots of turkey. I did make dough for rolls this morning.  I am trying a new crescent roll recipe.  I am always searching for the best roll recipe out there.

Here I sit twiddling my thumbs waiting to start all of the heavy duty cooking and baking. I'm sure I will make a few more runs to the grocery store too.

Do you prepare in advance?  Are you ready for turkey day?