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Selfie Sunday

In keeping with the tradition of the last few years, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving we will be having a turkey dinner with our kids. We call this tradition Thanksmas because it falls in between the holidays. Sometimes the house is still decorated for Thanksgiving and sometimes the Christmas decorations are up and sometimes it’s a mix of the two.

Because it’s not actually Thanksgiving day, I can play with the menu a bit. One thing that’s non-negotiable, though, is turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. And, to keep the actual day as easy and stress free as possible, I make the gravy in advance. So, yesterday, I roasted turkey wings in the oven and then simmered them on the stove to make turkey stock. My house smelled amazing and now I have beautiful, rich stock ready for homemade gravy. If you want to try this yourself, here’s a link to the way I do it.

Anyway. I thought of you all and took this selfie while I was working on those wings.


Too bad we don’t have scratch and sniff computer screens.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. I did my turkey wing stock a couple of weeks ago. When I discovered this method a decade ago there was joy in Whoville. Not everyone at the table could agree on anything except, “Finally, unlimited gravy.” Made me a rockstar.

  2. I love this selfie, Carole! You look so content! I need to get cracking on that gravy prep today, and I need to get to the grocery store, but I haven’t figured out where I am going to put that frozen turkey. I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with blessings of all kinds.

  3. I look forward to T-day for the aroma of the food and the friends who gather.The rest is just gravy. 🙂 Your dinner will be especially wonderful as you’re such a great cook!

  4. excellent! thanks for posting, as we are deep frying ours for the first time ever and i was wondering how to handle the gravy… someone else suggested store bought. ~shudder

  5. Too bad indeed! Such a good idea to get some of those cooking tasks out of the way. Sounds like a lovely tradition.

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