As if we hadn't been eating enough the past few days in Williamsburg, we decided to make a Thanksgiving meal from scratch on Saturday.
We stopped at Wegman's in Virginia on the drive home and picked up the perfect ingredients.
|We injected the turkey on Friday night with a garlic butter/hot sauce marinade.|
|Then it was off to the fridge for 12+ hours.|
|On Saturday morning, Kern cut up lemons, oranges and onions, put a poultry dry rub all over the skin and then placed bacon strips on the bird...then off to the oven!|
|In the meantime...we did a sweet potato casserole with walnuts and brown sugar....|
|...and butter to bind it together!|
|sugar sparkly heaven|
|The bird emerged 4 hours later cooked perfectly--tender, moist and flavorful--with a hint of hot sauce and garlic|
|Cut. Slice. Slice. Slice. Nibble.|
|Green bean casserole with friend onion topping|
|The spread: sweet potato casserole, green beans, dressing, gravy and turkey!|
|Homemade dressing (made from homemade cornbread) - melt in your mouth!|
|I finally got my turkey leg!|
|Last but not least...homemade PECAN PIE|
I am so thankful for all my blessings--not the least of which being a boyfriend who is an excellent cook!