Over in the US Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and any holiday where it’s acceptable to overeat and fall asleep on the couch for an afternoon nap is pretty high on my list. Personally I love to cook and we usually have 8 to 10 people come over, although one year I cooked for 16.
I tried a dry rub and bar-b-queuing the turkey one year. It tasted good but having anything finish at a predetermined time using hardwood charcoal is pretty challenging. The past few years I’ve been brining the turkey, which keeps it moist and flavorful. For those you not acquainted with brining, basically you soak the turkey for a few hours in salty broth water. The salt and broth seep into the turkey through osmosis giving it extra flavor. It also defrosts the bird cutting down on cooking time. If you’re looking to try it here’s a good turkey brine recipe to build from
So for those of you who cook what are some of your favorite thanksgiving dinner recipes, food ideas, or traditions? If you don’t cook what are some your favorite foods to eat at Thanksgiving?