The turkey came first, at least in this menu preparation. It had been sitting, frozen and waiting, in the freezer since after Christmas when my mother gifted it to me so it wouldn’t take up room in her freezer. My husband mentioned the rice in passing, thought I think he was more interested in how we have used the leftovers in the past than the side dish itself. The other sides dishes came from foraging at the megamart for what looked good.
Dessert came from looking at a past menu. The cake itself is not very sweet; the frosting makes up for it with gusto.
Mexican Green Rice
Skillet Cauliflower with Red Pepper
Roasted Asparagus with Sherry Vinegar
6 gathered for dinner this week (4 adults; 2 kid).
Reference “Good Eats Roast Turkey” for the cooking of said bird. I only really used the oven temp, timing and foil on the breasts though. No brining, not stuffing the cavity with various aromatics. Lots of leftovers which will be sandwiches, soup and maybe curry.