That's a blessing any time of year.
I looked in the refrigerator this morning.
Like most everybody else, the leftovers are daunting. Like most everybody else, we're tired of Thanksgiving food.
Not that it was a bad meal.
The turkey and my homemade cranberry relish both came out nice.
They started off looking something like this:
BTW, in my humble opinion, New Jersey raises some of the finest cranberries in the world.
Oh, and just because they sell it under the name, "Butterball", it doesn't mean that more butter won't make it better.
The finished products looked something like this:
The cranberry relish had two peeled and sectioned Clementines and a 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Clementines are terrific because they are sweeter than oranges and give a nice balance to the cranberries' natural tartness.
There's nothing I can say about this year's turkey other than it is the best turkey I've roasted in the last ten years.
Having said that, I'm really looking forward to today's beef and bean chili.
The leftover turkey can see it's future in a soup pot tomorrow.
It was a good team effort this year. Christine baked a couple of pumpkin pies. Her youngest daughter made some "Vegan Friendly" dishes that were quite delicious.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 9.5. It would have been a 10, but Christine's Dad didn't feel up to coming over.
A missing loved one at the holidays will always lower the score a bit.
Maybe he'll come out for the Christmas country ham.
Until the next time, all y'all take care of yourselves.
Air Traffic Mike, ret.