Late Thanksgiving

I was thinking today I hadn’t posted about our Thanksgiving Day. This year was a little unusual as far as the food. We made no dish as usual and changed many. I figured since it was just my mom, step-father, hubby, and I then why not change it up. We did all gluten free, dairy free, and low sugar dishes (my step-father has to watch his sugar). So for the main dish my step-father deep fried us a turkey. Chase helped by being the watcher…

Chase watch

My step-father got the oil hot then started to lower the turkey in very slowly…Bob turkey

Then it was all the way into the hot oil to cook for 45mins-1hr….Bob turkey 2

The chickens even came out front to see what we were up to…Chkns

After which hubby was home from work and helped my mom and stepfather check to see if the turkey was done…

3 turkey

He was then able to help us get the turkey out…

Lorne turkey 1

Here it comes…

Lorne turkey 2

We put it in a disposable pan to cool and drain…Turkey

Baxter was helpful in licking the excess grease off the drive way 😉 …Baxter lick

After which we took it inside and put it on the platter…ta dah…

Turkey on platter

The side dishes went on the table. They included low sugar cranberry sauce, gluten-free stuffing (with many veggies like carrots, celery, onion, garlic, peppers, etc.), roasted Brussels-sprouts with butternut squash and shallots, sautéed green beans with almonds…

Side dishes

And for dessert blueberry pie toped with chicken cut outs…Pie

Overall it was a great meal and since we didn’t make a lot of anything the leftovers were gone within a couple days. I hope you had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving day and are looking forward to a Christmas meal with family. 🙂

 

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah
    Dec 10, 2013 @ 10:28:15

    I love your chicken cut outs for your pie crust!

    Reply

    • Seasonsgirl
      Dec 10, 2013 @ 10:32:17

      Thank you. I had seen people use hearts before and only have a couple small cooking cutters one being a chicken… so I figured chickens would make a good “turkey” on top of the pie 😉

      Reply

  2. Mags Corner
    Dec 12, 2013 @ 08:30:32

    It all sounds and looks delicious. We have never had deep fried turkey but have heard they are very yummy. Hubby nor I either care much for turkey. Love the chickens on top of the pie. Hugs

    Reply

    • Seasonsgirl
      Dec 12, 2013 @ 20:55:40

      We hadn’t had the turkey that way either… but like you we aren’t huge fans of turkey so this was a god way to do it. It made you want to eat it more. Also we did a smaller turkey so it was easy to get rid of leftovers in turkey soup and stuff 😉 I thought the chicken cut outs looked like mini turkeys and fit the occasion 😉

      Reply

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