We haven't had a formal Sunday dinner in awhile, so Jeannene decided to make a roast turkey dinner for us yesterday. She didn't go strictly traditional Thanksgiving trimmings, but it sure smelled like Thanksgiving in February all day in our house. We have so much for which to be thankful that it makes sense to have multiple Thanksgiving dinners in a year.
While she'd considered trying something really different with the turkey (a sauerkraut and sausage stuffing was mentioned), in the end, she went with a classic sage rub. The meat turned out really lovely and I'm planning to turn the leftovers into turkey salad this afternoon. To go with the bird, we had mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, and garlic roasted cauliflower. For dessert, Jeannene offered us cherry pie, chocolate cake, or some of each. I was the only one who opted for the pie. We'd picked it up at the grocery for only 3 bucks. The cake, a birthday cake for Bubbles & Jeannene, was very pretty, but had whippy frosting. It's the only kind Jeannene and Pie like. Bubbles says she's never had a frosting she didn't like. I am a strong proponent of buttercream and am very happy with cherry pie over cake, anyway. So, we were all very happy!
You know the best part? My darling wife did all the cooking and cleaned the kitchen, afterward!