After much deliberation and many hours looking through foodie magazines we decided to go with the following recipes:
- Sage Butter-Roasted Turkey with Cider Gravy (Bon Appétit, November 2009)
- Bacon Braised Green Beans by Emeril Lagasse (Food Network magazine, November 2009)
- Cranberry, Pomegranate, and Meyer Lemon Relish (Bon Appétit, November 2008)
Mike and I have yet to master the art of cooking a turkey. It gives us problems every year. It just never seems to cook all the way through. Even with all the trouble the breast meat was nice and the gravy was fantastic but next year I want ham! The cranberries were tart and lovely but the green beans were the star of the meal. I lost track of all the compliments I received. These were super simple to prepare and I have a feeling I will be asked to make these again next year!
Tip: if you try the turkey recipe make sure you remove most of the salt rub before cooking the bird. Also, clean out the bottom of the pan so your gravy isn’t too salty.
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