NaBloPoMo day 25: my Thanksgiving recipes
mmm-kay. so ‘member last night when i said i’d try and post my recipes? (yeah, you do.) well this had the potential to get totally ghetto. y’all almost got iPhone pictures of the ass-old-stained-scribbled-on-now-moldy-because-i-have-no-idea-why pages in my recipe binder. but i decided i was better than that. and these recipes deserve better than that. they are some of my favorites, many of which i’ve been making for 15+ years. so i came downstairs early (i was up worrying about this anyway), brewed some coffee and turned on the Google machine to see what i could find. as best i could pull it together, here’s what will be on my table on Thursday. definitely check out these recipes if you’re looking for some last minute ideas. what are you making for Thanksgiving?
Emeril’s Brined Turkey recreated at TheTribuneNews.com. this one is different from another Emeril recipe because it includes things like oranges, cinnamon sticks, cloves and brandy, which give it a sweet/savory kind of taste. (photo: foodnetwork.com)
Mashed Sweet Potatoes — i usually make a butternut squash dish, but Miss Girl has decided she likes sweet potatoes, so i’m giving in. and i’m totally wingin’ it. seems to me some butter, brown sugar and cinnamon should do the trick. i’ll let y’all know how it goes.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes — sorry, but if you need a recipe for mashed potatoes, you’re a moron. i add some garlic sautéed in butter to mine.