Saturday, November 24, 2007

Holy shit i'm full

Do you ever get the feeling like you will never be hungry again? If so, welcome to my Thanksgiving. I don't know exactly how much I ate in terms of poundage but over the course of the day it was probably a good 170-200% my normal intake.

But I did manage to learn few things about cooking this year. I learned that drinking hot cider all day can be hard on your teeth and I learned that brussel sprouts are not as bad as I had thought they were, but still nearly inedible. By far the most useful information, however, came from one of the many online recipe sites:
"Separate the skin over the breast to make little pockets. Put 3 tablespoons of the butter on both sides between the skin and breast meat. This makes for very juicy breast meat":

Everything was so delicious. Thanks to Brian, Britta, Matt and Laura for contributing to a fantastic meal.


lyriclynn said...

Yes Jim, I heard that we probably consumed 3,000 calories at one sitting (at the Thanksgiving table). I can truly believe it as I was not hungry until about noon on Friday! Yikes! That is one tasty looking turkey! We tried to compliment each bite with a glass or two of wine. It worked! I watched as my brother-in-law, Bob, consumed almost a whole bottle by himself. We provided the wine (three-buck Chuck) and it disappeared quickly! Luv, Lynn =^..^=

Britta said...

Oh my god, I was so full. I thought I was going to have to wear sweats to work. Brian and I noted that you did eat all your brussel sprouts, Jim. Good boy. You get dessert.

Jim said...

i actually ate two and passed the rest to sara. sorry, i tried.

av said...

"Put 3 tablespoons of the butter on both sides between the skin and breast meat."

By my calculations, there's at least 3 times that amount in the bird. Nice work James.

Jim said...

those directions were for a 12lb'er. we were dealing with 18lbs so i only double it.