We have all day, I thought. The fireman's doing the ham, I thought. No biggy.
Cut to around 2:30pm, the fireman and I got home from doing a tiny bit of Black Friday shopping and starting bread for a 3:30pm meal.
We ate around 5pm. Oh, well.
We decided on a ham, because we knew that we'd have had turkey already at the station and the boys would have it at their mom's. But they had steak instead and somehow? All I want is turkey.
All I want is bucketloads of turkey. I want to have so much that I don't know what to do with it.
What's wrong with me? Across the nation cooks everywhere are coming up with fun, innovative ideas for leftover Thanksgiving redo recipes. I wanna be a part of that! I feel left out!
So, last weekend whilst doing a little grocery shopping, I bought myself a turkey. It was onsale! It's getting rotisseried next week.
That'll show them!
BTW, there was a super cute recipe in my Taste of Home magazine about a lady that used stuffing rolled into dumplings and made turkey soup to put it in. And another that patted the leftover stuffing into a pie pan as a crust and then layered the turkey and gravy, with some carrots and green beans from a green bean casserole, topped it with mashed potatoes and baked it. Awesome!!
Anyway, I'm getting off the subject.
I had the fireman clean the brussels sprouts and cut them in half. These were from our garden!!
Once this was coated and cooked a few minutes, I added... about 1/2 cup fresh cranberries and 1/3 cup lightly chopped pecans.
Cover with a lid and let steam for 10 - 15 minutes. I also made a vinegar drizzle. Combine 1/4 cup red wine vinegar with 1/8 cup plus 1 Tablespoon olive oil and 1 Teaspoon sugar. I brought mine to a boil to get the sugar to melt and the solution to reduce just a bit. Then drizzle over the brussels sprouts and serve! Or you could serve the drizzle on the side.
Leftover Pecan Pie and a pumpkin pie for dessert, also there was some Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake leftover as well.
It was a good meal. Good times.
P.S. I love owls.
P.P.S. I went back and they were all gone...
P.P.P.S. My Christmas Giveaway is still going on. Please enter!
What did you guys eat for Thanksgiving?