I love to share my recipes with anyone, but a big reason of me doing this post is because it makes it so much easier to look them up! Honestly, my recipe box is so over stuffed I have trouble finding them, and a lot I do not write down it is all by memory.
The day before I started cold water brineing the Turkey. So this actually started our first (and really only) issue. I cook our turkey in my nesco so I can have my oven free for making pies and other goodies. Well the turkey was so big that the lid would not fit on my nesco so I am currently improvising with a foil lid! I told Dad now we know we can only have about a 18lb turkey. :) Oops.
I also made the pumpkin pie the night before so it had time to cool. I am excited because this is the first year I have actually made my own pumpkin pie(Grammy usually makes this and gives it to us). I hard boiled eggs and let them cool(in their shells) over night.
I started at 5am this morning. I know this seems crazy since it is just my little family of 6 that we do Thanksgiving with, but we had a HUGE turkey this year(23lbs). I got it from a friend, which I was so excited cause she did not charge an arm and a leg and I knew how this turkey was raised and what it was fed! I rinsed off the brine(I will do a specific post of recipes next) and placed the thawed turkey into the nesco. Mixed a little water and butter in the bottom and sprinkled the turkey with different seasonings. Covered with my "Lid" and cooked for 5 hours at 325*.
Next was Dad's favorite, Blueberry pie. We always have those two kinds( blueberry and pumpkin) J an Dad argue about that and the rolls. Dad like dinner rolls and J like crescent rolls! Ah boys! I also whipped the deviled egg filling and got the eggs peeled and filled. Peeling the sweet potatoes and boiling them, right now. I still have to make the corn bake and bake the rolls, but that will be closer to lunch time since I want them warm. Last are the easy things, green beans and cranberry jelly. Yes I used canned jelly, but that is how I grew up and I love it! Dad hates the stuff, but C and I will probably eat the whole thing!