Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. So I got in my quirky little head that I wanted to cook a turkey dinner! I’ve got two under my belt. One of them without my mother’s supervision! So I thought I’d give ‘er a try. But there were no appropriately sized turkeys to be had! Whole Foods and Gelson’s both had turkeys but they were huge!! Too expensive and too much bird.
So I bought a chicken.
Calling it a “ch-urckey dinner” I forged ahead.
I arrived home at 6:15 PM this evening with the final ingredients necessary. Yes! 6:15 PM. “Shouldn’t you be EATING by that time, Gillian?” you might ask. “Oh well!” say I, and march ever forward. I got the stuffing made (genuine Mt Scio savory!) and the bird in the oven by 6:45 PM. It was a small bird so 1h 30m would do ‘er. Then I put the veggies on.
While I was waiting, I thought it might be nice to have some Yorkshire Pudding like my aunt makes! So I went online and found a recipe. I also looked up a recipe for gravy… because, for the life of me, I couldn’t remember how to make it. Water, drippings, flour… but what proportions!? I love the internet.
Fast forward to 8:00 PM. The bird is out, the Yorkshire pudding is in, and I’m mixing flour into water and drippings. Some salt; a little pepper. We were ready to eat by 8:15 PM.
The chicken was JUICY! Yum yum yum. The gravy was a little bland (not much bird juice) tho’ still pleasantly tasty. The carrots and cabbage were perfectly done. Also, except for being whole wheat, the Yorkshire Puddings turned out exactly as they were intended. And finally, the stuffing was perfecto! It’s the same recipe I learned from my mother, my nanny, and my aunt. I will never be satisfied with another stuffing recipe.
So I exercised my cooking genes. And the results were very happy!
Anyone for leftovers?