The deed has been done and it’s much quieter in the garden now. No more turkey gobbling in response to Little Missy’s shouts or the hens’ triumphant I’ve-just-laid-an-egg crowing.
They’ve been hanging at Pruntus, my parents’ house, since Wednesday night. Tomorrow I’ll have the pleasure of cleaning them out, after which it’s all go for a belated Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. Now, just to figure out the timings: Margaret at A Year in Redwood recommends Jamie Oliver’s cooking instructions while my local builder swears by the ones on BronzeTurkeys.ie. I’ll have to sit down with my calculator.
Cranberry Relish already made, bread staling for the stuffing, sausagemeat and Brussels sprouts picked up in the English Market. Would like to try a couple of different stuffing ideas – anyone got any good recipes?