Since Thanksgiving was just here last week, I wanted to share the best way that we’ve ever cooked a turkey! We hosted for the first time this year, and it was a nerve-wracking, but exciting task. The turkey is the “main event,” you mess it up & it’s a huge let down! I just visualized Christmas Vacation and the dry turkey moment. SO, at first we wanted to fry the turkey, thinking it would have tons of flavor, and what could go wrong? Then, we realized that there was a huge possibility we could undercook the bird.
Thus, on Tuesday night, we stayed up looking for recipes & YouTube videos on how to smoke a turkey. And we found this great recipe from dear Martha Stewart. Guess what? It was Uhh-mazing!!!!
I also hate leftover turkey, but now I’ve made 2 dinners with leftovers that have been delicious!! One is for a Wild Rice Soup. The second was just a thrown together stir fry.
Most importantly, we had a fabulous time with friends & family. I wrote everyone’s names on place cards, and attached to fresh rosemary. Then, I placed it on their plates. Here is the table before the food:
Words of Affirmation
We wanted to write a few things that we were thankful for about each person on the back, but didn’t have time. So during dinner, I told them what we had wanted to do & they all wanted to hear. Because who doesn’t want to hear what people are thankful for about them, right?? We went around to each person & Evan & I shared what we are thankful for or appreciate about each person. And it was wonderful because we don’t always share what we love about people publicly or to their face. Sometimes, those things aren’t shared until a funeral! Why wait until the person can’t even hear what you love and appreciate about them?? I hope each of you takes the time to share with your loved ones what you love about them and how special they are to you.
Words can be so powerful.