Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and hope you enjoy it with the ones you love! We had a pre-Thanksgiving with friends ( friendsgiving) and so I thought I'd share my favorite turkey recipe.

I have been using this bringing recipe for a couple of years, and it IS the key to a moist flavorful turkey ( other than putting it in a roasting bag)

  • Brine
  • 1 gallon of water - depending on size of turkey
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 4 sprigs rosemary

  • Make sure the sugar/salt is dissolved before you  add it to the water ( You can boil it, but get it back to room temp or colder before adding to your turkey) Brine it in a garbage bag or bucket. Whatever works.I let it brine in the fridge for 12-16 hours

  • After you brine it, rinse it off well, then rub it in a butter/garlic/salt mixture, get it under the skin as well. I then toss in lemon slices, rosemary sprigs and onion. Tie the bag closed, put in a roasting pan or just in a casserole dish.
  • *PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 400 DEGREES, ONCE THE TURKEY IS IN, TURN IT DOWN TO 350 for 3 hours* After those 3 hours at 350, baste with the juices, make sure the turkey is atleast 170 degrees. I usually cook it on a lower temp for another 30 minutes or so. It falls off the bone, it's so good.

  • My favorite Leftovers: Turkey Lumpia, Turkey Casserole, Turkey veg soup and turkey monte cristos.

  • Next post will be Christmas decorations! You better believe I'm gettin them done this week, before I go into labor!
    Count your blessings, count them one by one!

    Sewing and other projects...

    I have been living at Joanns and tied to my sewing machine the last few weeks. I've been sewing these bad boys plus 50 some others for the boutique...( and yes out of towners, I'll be taking orders for scarves in the coming weeks, with new patterns )

    I've also been sewing baby bibs, still have to finish....
    These poor silk pillows bit the dust some time ago, after 7 years of loyalty..
    So I finally got around to making 2 new covers for them..in stripes, of course.
    Our giant rosemary bush needs to be hacked back so I'm making rosemary wreaths. ( if anyone knows how long these last before they start falling, let me know )

    All the while, baking this baby...almost done!

    Boutique Sale For Locals!

    One week from now is a fabulous Handmade Boutique Sale that I'm excited to be apart of. This isnt like your grandmas Christmas bazaar! I hope my local readers will come. There will be furniture, handmade baby items, ornaments, infinity scarves, handmade American Girl doll clothes, pillows, tea towels, chalkboards and so much more.
    Here's the facebook link: Delightfully Sweet Handmade Holiday Boutique!