Thursday, November 24, 2016

Turkey day

Or not. Many of you know that Ken and I don't usually eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day (a big American holiday). Our tradition for many, many years has been to roast a leg of lamb. We started doing this long before we moved to France where whole turkeys are not generally available until much closer to the Christmas holiday. This year, our leg of lamb has been boned, rolled, and tied into a roast, ready for the oven.

These ingredients have nothing to do with turkey, lamb, or wings. They're from last weekend's pizza. But I'm out of new photos for the moment. Gasp!

Yesterday, however, by chance, we may have stumbled onto a new tradition: turkey wings on the day before Thanksgiving. In recent years we've found chicken and turkey wings available in the supermarkets and we've learned how to make all kinds of wings recipes from the well-known Buffalo hot wings to Asian-style variations. Yesterday, it was turkey wings in the Buffalo Anchor Bar style, served with fries and a green salad. Delicious!


  1. How much pumpkin do you put in your pie. And how do you get the water out? I usually bake mine in the oven to scoop it out, but after pureeing it, it's still got too much liquid in it. Putting it in a wire mesh strainer to sit for a while helps, but takes a long time.

  2. This year we're trying turkey (breast) from Picard. We'll see. Frankly, I'd rather have lamb since turkey is not my favorite... but tradition trumps that (uh oh, did I really use the T-word?) Enjoy your TG.

  3. spouse and I are having sushi/seafood. I don't eat turkey or lamb. have a great day!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you two! C & A

  5. I am thankful this day for knowing you.

  6. mitch, that sounds pretty good.

    ellen, the recipe I use calls for 2 cups (american) of pumpkin. I don't really worry about water. Most of it comes out during the roasting (I cut the pumpkin in half and roast it cut side down on parchment paper). And I don't puree it; I just scoop it out and use it as-is. Seems to work just fine.

    stuart, hope it was good -- stuff from Picard usually is. :)

    anne marie, I enjoy sushi and seafood! Hope it was tasty!

    judy, I had two helpings of everything...

    christine, same to you both!

    michael, :)


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