Is everyone turkeyed out yet? We had a beautiful bird on Thanksgiving, and it has kept on giving, and giving, and...well, you know how it goes. I'm glad my husband loves leftovers - he never grouses about eating turkey (again).
Since the big, coma-inducing feast (see photos below), we have also enjoyed turkey melts, turkey enchiladas, and tomorrow we will have turkey pot pie for dinner.
Since we had an 18-pound bird, there will still be turkey left after that. The rest is going into the freezer so we can enjoy it another time without suffering turkey burnout.
I tried something different this year that worked out so well I plan to do it from this point forward (until something better comes along at least). I dismembered the turkey (Tony Bourdain says it's not much different than dismembering a human - I suppose it may be true but I don't want to know) before roasting, which allowed me to 1) make stock from the neck and back, and 2) roast each piece to perfection. Naturally the wings were done first, so out they came to rest under foil until the rest of the bird caught up. The breast meat stayed moist and the legs got done without being scorched. Who could ask for anything more?
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving as I did. I indeed have a lot for which to be thankful, not the least of which was a wonderful meal shared with great people.