So I'm having the family (Josh's--mine lives in SC) for dinner on January 1, 2012.
We will be having turkey with all the fixin's. Okay, maybe not ALL the fixin's. Just the ones I really like!
What are they, you ask? First and foremost is cranberry sauce. In fact this cranberry sauce. I know, it has more cherries than cranberries...but it is oh-so-yummy.
And I can make it advance. Like today. I think I will.
The rest of the meal is stuffing (maybe boxed, maybe not--haven't decided), green beans, and the star is the turkey. I saw Michael Symon (on the Chew) prepare it in a very unique way. You soak cheese cloth in this wonderful butter/herb/stock/lemon potion and cover the breast with a double layer of the cloth. No need to open the oven for basting. When your bird is cooked you will be rewarded with a perfectly golden skin. Woohoo!
Now I have to see how much Madeira I have (subbing for Marsala) for cranberry sauce.
Dinner tonight is sausage/pepper/onion baked rigatoni. How 'bout you?