And a great day it was! Dinner finished almost on time. Marnie, Chris and Anna joined us. The turkey tuned out fantastic – the first time I have done a spatchcock turkey and it was awesome. Veggies roasted great. Turkey was moist, tender and delicious. I took several pictures on my phone – 3 – of the dinner plated, Marnie and Robin and Chris and Anna, but they never appeared on my phone. They’re out in La-La land somewhere. Here, though, are some photos of preparing the dinner and maybe I’ll make a photo of the plated dinner – at least close to it. Cheers – This was really fun to do!
Getting the Bacon Wrapped Dates ready. Stuffed with Chopped Almond.
Dates ready for the oven.
Mushroom Stuffed Puff Pastry.
Turkey has been spatchcocked (backbone removed) and sitting on heirloom root vegetables – carrot, parsnips and onion – to keep the turkey off the bottom of the pan.
Cooking in the oven at 400 degrees F. This after 1 hour. One more hour to go for a 14 lbs turkey.
Robin’s Cranberry Sauce
Wilted Lettuce Salad
Roasted Heirloom Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy throughout
2006 and a 2008 Indian Creek Winery (ID) Pinot Noir
Skillet Apple Pie
These wines were available for dinner. We only had the oldest two on the left. Super paring and wines.
In order to do a dinner like this, one needs to make a “schedule of events”. Thursday, I also made a schedule like this hour-by-hour.