Friday, December 17, 2010

Turkey Day is Coming...

You know, I felt so prepared for the holidays and all that they entail at the beginning of the, I am feeling a little bit of the "holy crap" syndrome.  So much to do, so few days to do them in (...amongst all the other things that being a mom, a wife, a friend, a daughter, and an employee would usually entail in a week or so...).

I am hosting Christmas Dinner this year for my family.  I love to cook the turkey, and all the fixings.  And I am sure you already know, but just in case...I love the leftovers too.  This week I am going to compile all the info from the $10 Turkey Experiment (from earlier this fall) and make a page devoted to getting the most out of your Turkey and links included (that's right, I am going to add one more thing to the to do list this week...have faith!)  This way, you will have all the info at your fingertips to be resourceful with your turkey leftovers.

This week I will also share some of our family favourites for such a special we'll start with a sidedish.

Aunt Kathy's Turnip

1 large turnip, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2tsp cinnamon, and  nutmeg
pinch ground clove
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2-3 tablespoons cream (heavy if you have it, or table if you don't)
2-3 tbsp butter

Boil turnip in water until soft and easily pierced with a fork.  Drain and mash well with hand masher.  Add butter and seasonings and combine well.  Add cream and stir.  Serve right away or cover and reheat closer to dinner.  
Tip:  This is a great" prepare ahead of time" sidedish for any roast dinner, but it especially goes well with turkey!

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