what a lovely set of days off. i really needed a break from work. i turned my out of office on starting wednesday at 3pm and turned off all notifications from the slack app until monday morning.
and now, gentle reader, prepare thyself for a photo dump.
the turkey. dry brined for 16 hours, rubbed all over with butter, stuffed with a lemon and two heads of garlic, trussed, and roasted for 3 hours.
stuffing prep. this actually began tuesday night (baking the par-baked baguette) and was made wednesday and reheated while the turkey rested on thursday. i used this recipe and it turned out wonderfully.
i didn’t get a picture of the gravy, but here’s the start of it, made from leeks and butter.
i could barely eat half of what i put on my plate, but it was all delicious.
not to waste a thing, i popped the carcass into my big slow cooker on thursday night and it simmered for about 16 hours; after which, rodney strained the broth out and we made turkey noodle soup.
and finally, we had leftovers for dinner on saturday night (with some still left in the fridge!).