Thanksgiving 2008: Cooking!

The big day finally arived.  I woke up around 8 and went a quick run before heading to the kitchen.
 
First thing was to get the stuffing ready.  Cooked up the rice a roni and roasted some chestnuts.
 
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Once the rice is done… combine with toast, onions, eggs, seasoned salt and part of the turkey liver.  Then mix it up.  Seal up with some bread.
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Next get the turkey ready.. and place the stuffing inside.
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I usually bake my turkey breast side down for 3/4 of the time to prevent it from drying out.  Sounds strage, but, this really works!  Put some seasoned salt and butter on the skin.  In it goes.
 
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With the turkey in the oven, I started on the yams.  This is a new recipe.   Start off by softening the yams in the microwave for a few mins.  Then, combine them in a pot with:

 

-maple syrup

-brown sugar

-butter

-orange peal

-lemon peal

-OJ + lemon juice

-cinnamon

-nutmeg

-vanilla

Everything is slow cooked for 5-6 hours. Amazing!
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Next, started working on the Okinawan purple sweet potato pie.  First, peal and then boil them until soft.
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Then mash
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Add butter, sugar, cream, eggs, salt, vanilla, milk.  Mix mix…  Add to pie crust.
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45 Min@325′…. done!
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