Last Years Thanksgiving ~ Smoked Brisket
Last year Thanksgiving was different for many of us and I embraced it with a smoked brisket. Dinner was just my husband and myself.
This year, things have opened up a little bit more. We talk about vaccines, boosters and masks. And we are finally gathering with our family and friends.
This Year ~ Turkey!
For me, it will be one of the smallest Thanksgiving dinners ever. My uncle along with my in-laws will make 6 for dinner. I ordered my fresh turkey from the Old Maple Lawn Turkey Farm in Fulton which is now called Sho Nuf… Same delicious turkeys, new name.
I picked up the bird today, Monday at Sho Nuf Turkey Farm and while I asked for a 10 pound bird, I ended up with a 15 pound one. It is almost surreal getting out of your car and walking by all the gobbling going on in the one barn. I peeked in to watch them be corralled into what I guess their last walk. Once inside the small white building, I stood in line along with dozens of others to pay for the main attraction for our Thanksgiving dinner.
Rose Behnke’s Cookbook
I will be bringing out my grandmother Rose Behnke’s cookbook and go over her detailed instructions on cooking the best turkey and fixings ever! While I think I could make this dinner with my eyes closed after 42 years, I still love to see her handwritten notes all over that cookbook. I will be making my pies on Tuesday and since my grandchildren will be with us for the day, I think we might start on some Christmas cookies. Who knows, maybe we will bring out the Christmas Village and Nutcrackers to start the holiday season off right!
Wishing you a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! ~Stephanie