I went to Gran's for turkey day, that means that my own turkey had to wait. We cooked it today, just a turkey breast.
Pop rigged us up a safe turkey frying contraption rather like Alton's. And of course, we did that thing that all people do when they deep fry a turkey - we started insanely searching for other things to deep fry. No, we didn't fry any dish towels or anything. We dropped little lumps of dressing into the oil, making the best hush puppies of all time. And then we made fries.
Aw yeah! Although I must say that this is the first time that I can ever recall having ketchup on the plate with my turkey.
We brined the turkey last night and it was wonderfully moist and tender.
Yeah, I've been slacking on the blog lately. I haven't been cooking all that much lately due to some problems I've been having with my stomach. Seems that my gall bladder has to come out, I've been passing stones as of late and I'm not enjoying it one little bit. Food has been pretty minimalistic and functional.
Saturday, while spending the day shopping, we cruised into TGI Fridays for dinner. It didn't even register until the food arrived at the table, but I ordered Betty's recipe from Top Chef. I'm not the biggest fan of top chef, but there's not much that I like on tv on wednesdays and I've been working on a knitting project. Knitting equals sitting in front of the tv for a couple of hours each night, so Top Chef was the thing I watched this past wednesday.
I liked the roasted red pepper and tomato soup so much that I have to find the recipe and make a big pot of it myself. Luckily, the good folks at Bravo and putting the recipes online. Tuscan Portobello Melt is what they are calling the combo. The sandwich is good, but the soup is wonderful. I toasted a couple of quick open faced cheese sandwiches and they were just fine with the soup. Pop even liked it, didn't play it down as "so-so" like he usually does.
My bff Alton Brown almost scared me off of frying a turkey after I watched his "Fry Turkey Fry" episode. But, I'm all paid up on my insurance, so I think I'll give it a shot anyway.