Thanksgiving Prep Work

Today Hubby drove me to buy all the fixings for our Thanksgiving meal. It was my first trip out since getting sick. I thought I was ready for it, but by the time we got home an hour and a half later, I was dragging.

But, we did get what we needed, including the freshest turkey that they had. With plump breasts and chubby thighs, our turkey looks like a chefs dream! We also bought the chestnuts for the dressing,  the Yukon Gold Potatoes, some Pearl Onions, and fresh cranberries to make the cranberry relish with. Of course we will be eating our home grown butternut squash and an apple pie made with our own apples.

Oh I shiver in anticipation of our Thanksgiving meal! I’m not sure that anyone loves Thanksgiving as much as I do! It is simply the best. It was the first thing I learned to cook and I do cook it often. Of course you cannot always get the chestnuts. They seem to only be available in November and December.


When Nat King Cole sang about “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” he sure knew what he was singing about!

Wednesday we will do as much of the prep work as we can. Hubby is always such a help with peeling and chopping things. I’m so lucky to have him.


In other news, I heard from Calvin’s new family and he is being well loved there. He has settled in and has a blood hound sister looking out for him and playing with him. I love it when my puppy buyers write and let me know how the little ones are doing. The house does seem oddly quiet now and we do miss them.

6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Prep Work”

  1. Hm, do you think you could send me the recipe for the side dishes you make for your Thanksgiving dinner?
    I would really like to try it out.

  2. That sounds so delicious and your eagerness to make everything sounds the best. 🙂 I´ve never had roasted chestnuts, but they sound delightful. Are they similar to almonds, or do they have their own flavor?
    Would love to see a picture of your finished “creations”.

  3. My Chestnuts did not peel well at all. I had to use a knife to get them out of the shells. Back to the drawing board for me.
    Your meal sounds great! I love Easter and Thanksgiving the most, Christmas not as much, it’s just too commercial now so I try to keep my focus away from gifts and more onto what it is really all about. Love YOU, Mel

  4. I should come over in person to try it out ! Just see if you are not lying ! so you strangled the turkey before you carried it home just to be sure it was the freshest one ?

  5. On one of the cook shows this morning it said to make (cut) an X on the chestnuts before roasting. I have never had chestnuts either……

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