This is my Thanksgiving assistant ~ I have no doubt she will pull through for me and assist me with all of my dinner needs. She will be cooking a chocolate cake and a cheesecake for me, rolls, a cheese tray with crackers, potato salad and goodness knows whatever else she has stashed around her pantry. By request, I will have to do the turkey, creamed potatos, and the usual other sides. She has quite a following of people, so I hope she does not tire out or run out of things; I've used her quite a bit and have never seen that happen. She is quite reliable.
The turkey recipe is one I saw years ago on a Food Network show. It's a turkey fixed on one of Tyler Florence episodes. I'm glad I saw him make it, otherwise it might have been a little crazy on that first try for me. The title of the recipe is a Maple-Roasted Turkey with Sage, Smoked Bacon, and Cornbread stuffing. You can find the recipe here:
Maple-Roasted Turkey with Sage, Smoked Bacon ... - Food Network. I have always had good luck with it, so it's always my go-to recipe for Thanksgiving.
I have company coming to have dinner with us. I always purchase extra plastic Ziploc containers for left-overs so friends have a little something to take home with them. There's always so much left, especially those desserts (get them out of the house). Target already had their "limited edition" containers out; I mean really! I was at the grocery last night and the deli section was stacked chest high in pumpkin pies - buy one-get one. It makes me feel guity as all get out, but we just don't eat pumpkin pie here. I feel I let the pilgrams down a little bit not having it on the table as tradition goes.