Thursday, November 27, 2008

11/27 Organic Box / Thanksgiving Cooking

Today's Organic Delivery:
Chard (1 bunch)
Beets (1 bunch)
Collard Greens (1 bunch)
Jonagold Apples (2 lbs)
Cranberries (10 oz)
Meyer Lemons (2)

I decided to make Orange Cranberry Sauce since I got more cranberries in this delivery. I am usually not a fan of Cranberry Sauce, but I actually enjoyed it.

10 oz. cranberries (washed and picked through)
1/2 cup water boiled
Zest and juice of one orange

1. Bring water, zest, juice, and sugar to boil - stirring until sugar is dissolved
2. Add cranberries into the boiling water until they explode
3. Lower heat and simmer

Delilah's 7 Cheese Mac & Cheese

I made home-made mac and cheese for the first time. This recipe had 7 cheeses

I was behind schedule (the turducken took much longer to cook), so I didn't take pictures of all the steps involved. The only photo I took was while it was in the oven. And yes, this was WAAAAAY more than enough for our party of 5.

Turkey Chili

I know chili isn't a traditional Thanksgiving dish, but the bro's gf requested it, so I made a pot.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth
1 cup Pace® Chunky Salsa
1 tablespoon sugar
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

Recipe Here

And for the star of the show:


We ordered it frozen online and I baked it. The instructions said it would take 4.5 hours, but it ended up taking 6 hours. I didn't use the convection oven, I used the regular oven settings because I didn't want to mess it up. The last 30 degrees took 2 hours. We had dinner later than planned, but it was quite tasty and worth the hard work. heheh.

This is what the turducken looked like at 4.5 hours. It looked done and according to the instructions should have been done, but it had not reached the correct temperature of 165 degrees yet.

This is what the turducken looked like after 6 hours, at 165 degrees inside.

Brother's carving:

J taking a stab at carving:

K's turn

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