It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
We’ll not be having Australian Lamb and wine today. I’m moving that to this weekend. Today, in the USA, it’s Turkey Day.
Stuffing is home made croutons (the left over bread from my recent escapades in bread making, cubed, toasted in the oven 10 minutes, then seasoned with poultry seasoning).
To this is added a diced medium onion, diced cup (250 ml) of celery, about the same shavings of carrots (use peeler to hive off wafers), and a good dose of poultry seasoning sprinkled over. I usually add a beaten egg to bind it a bit as I’m not fond of stuffing that flies all over the place “loose”, but decided to leave that out this year and see if my attitude has changed any ;-) About 1 stick of butter is melted and a cup of chicken stock (or in this case, bouillon reconstituted) are made ready. Pour in the butter drizzling it around, and then add stock as you mix it all together. First 1/2 cup, then by bits until it is moist and sticking together enough to grab a handful, but not so much that it’s wet and gloppy. TASTE a bit of it. Does it taste good? Now is when you adjust salt and pepper to taste. (I do a decent sprinkle over and 3 or 4 grinds of pepper, then mix and taste again). This time I also chose to add a few shakes of garlic granules.
Stuff the bird. Sprinkle it with poultry seasoning. (I added a garlic granule sprinkling this year. Why? Local Sprouts sells wonderful pre-cooked chickens. On the label it says it has garlic in the seasoning. I’m going for it!)
Sides will be mashed potatoes, gravy, home made yeast rolls, butter, (the stuffing of course), yams (in brown sugar and butter), Bush’s baked beans, and buttered parsnips.
Can you say “Yum!”? I knew you could ;-)
In Other News
Y’all Down Under must help me on this one. Between the USA Voting Fraud investigation and my being the cook for the biggest cooking day of the year, I’ve just not had time to check on the Australian news du jour.
Does Australia use Dominion Voting Machines?
Are your politicians as corrupt as ours? As aligned with The Globalist Agenda?
Are you going to be stuffed laying on the couch in 5 hours, unable to move or think?
So Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
As chief cook and bottle washer, I’ll be more focused on kitchen than blog today, but I’ll check in. No, I’ll not be watching any “professional sports” today. I’m not sure there are any, anymore. It looks like all that’s available is Political Theatre and Emotional Decay Dramas…