Yesterday was Thanksgiving. I hadn't intended on cooking the entire meal by myself but once I got started, I couldn't stop. Viola! We brined the turkey this year for the first time and it worked out really well: the meat was moist and yummy. Unfortunately, I found it made the gravy a little salty, and it also meant forgoing stuffing the turkey. Nevertheless, it was delicious.
I was concerned about how it would go because it was our first Thanksgiving without our friends Nick and Em — we've celebrated the last five turkey-days with them and I was afraid we'd be terribly lonely without them. The bright side was, the lack of Nick meant we could cover the turkey with bacon, because Nick's allergic to pork. It definitely was the silver lining.
(Incidentally, did you know that there's a word for “covering stuff with bacon”? It's called barding. Subconsciously, perhaps I knew this, and that's why my Dungeons and Dragon character is a bard. Barding. Look it up.)
We bought more ingredients than we cooked so I'm looking forward to a melange of leftovers and finger foods the next couple of days. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you all!