This was our first Thanksgiving Egg-Turkey and wow was it amazing! First off, I am not here to sell you a Green Egg – in fact, I am smart enough to realize, you don’t need me to tell you how to choose, cook, or even cut your next turkey – for those decisions or any other Thanksgiving predicament, I’ll leave you to google or turn to Martha. In fact I used her Perfect Roast Turkey Recipe for the past decade and every time my turkey turned out moist and delicious….but this one was even better. Sorry Martha?.
I also believe, Thanksgiving is not a day to diet — for once, you get to gather ’round the table with family and friends, and eat delicious holiday dishes to your heart’s content. Seriously, I think my family would draw the line if I served them a green drink at Thanksgiving. No one, absolutely no one, wants green juice at their Thanksgiving table, not even me.
This year we feasted all the traditional dishes – my mom makes the best stuffing! Ok, she’s my mom, of course it’s the best, but I am sure your mom’s stuffing is pretty good too! I do have one question – did you have pheasant pot pie at your table? It’s a tradition my younger brother Aaron started years ago and he shows up with it every year. He’s a hunter and with Willow’s help, they get their fair share of birds every time.
We also had lots of pie. My mom had to make my niece’s fave, (Banana Creme) my brother’s fave from South Dakota (Pecan), and of course, since it is Thanksgiving, we had to have Pumpkin. Good thing I didn’t request my favorite, Apple! But guess what else she made, an absolutely delicious Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin whipped cream. Anything with Chocolate has my vote!
The best part about Thanksgiving is being with family. Unfortunately not all of us could be together again this year, but I am very Thankful for loved ones near and far.
It’s a good thing we started off our morning with another tradition, Turkey Day Butts and Guts! Yep, about 100 folks of all ages gathered at our local fairgrounds for 45 minutes of grueling butt and gut exercises. We all felt so much better about our Thanksgiving Feast knowing we worked out and earned every bit of those calories – and had fun too!
I was also fortunate to get in a 10K race with my brother Saturday called the Mustache run. Neither one of us had any desire to wear their complimentary mustache, but it was a good reason to run off some of that turkey dinner and move our sore legs from Turkey Day Butts and Guts. We didn’t run our fastest race but I did get Third in my age group. Not too bad considering I had a a couple extra glasses of wine, was getting very little sleep, and didn’t eat quite as clean the past couple days. I think its referred to as “turkey hangover”…HA?!
If you are interested in our Egg-Turkey Recipe, we used Lynne Rossetto’s Kasper Recipe. I highly recommend if you’re looking for a perfect and easy Roast Turkey recipe you can prepare in any oven, even a Green Egg! It was recently featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune too. Great article if want to take the time to read it. We did and our Turkey was exactly as they described in the article!
Here is Chef Rob with our master piece.