As usual, we all had a great time and Aiden was so good! He went to bed around 8:30 and the rest of the night I was able to share a glass of wine with my girlfriends! He is the only baby right now, but he gets a lot of love from everyone!
I made the turkey, stuffing, gravy and bread. Everyone else made amazing food, including a loaded lasagna (seriously this is probably the best lasagna ever, and I make a pretty wicked lasagna!), corn bread, meatballs, mashed potatoes, a veggie dish, ceaser salad, and much more!! For dessert a friend of mine made a tray including this fabulous pumpkin bread. I didn't think I liked pumpkin, but damn this bread was good!
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I made a big turkey so I would have leftovers to make pot pie. I use a big roasting pan, stuff the turkey, season with seasoning salt and pepper. I put about 1" of water, garlic and onion around the turkey and cook at 350*F for 20min/pound of turkey. I also have a meat thermometer I keep in the oven to make sure it is cooked.
I don't really have a recipe, I just mix everything together until I get the right taste! I break up a loaf of cheap white bread into small pieces, add chopped onion and celery, salt, pepper and sage. I then mix in melted butter. I seriously LOVE stuffing...even uncooked!! Whenever my grandma has turkey dinners she always puts some uncooked stuffing aside for me. AMAZING!!!! (yeah I'm weird like that!!)
Once the turkey is done I remove it and use the drippings to make gravy. I use Bisto (it is a dark gravy, but I love it with beef, chicken or turkey) and strain to make it smooth.