Brian spatchcocked the turkey. Anna smeared it inside and out and under the skin with butter and herbs, then put bacon on the breast just to make sure nothing dried out, and it was into the oven with it. I made some chocolate Boozy Floozies (liquored-up tarts). I didn't have any Bourbon on hand, so I used Amrut instead (Himalayan Single Malt). Anna made cranberry sauce from scratch, then divided the pan, finishing one with Galliano and the other with tequila. Once the bird was out and resting, she put in Yorkshire puddings and then my Pecan-Cranberry Dressing. There was also a huge mound of mashed potatoes, ample supplies of gravy, and sometime after the frenzy died down a bit, persimmon pudding and fresh whipped cream.
We played games and talked away the day. We finally left at 6:30, after eight hours of fun and food. We are greatly blessed. It was a wonderful day.
Brian spatchcocking the monster
Belly up to the bar, boys
Anna in her element
A gamey lot
Granny and the Grandcubs playing before dinner
Dinosaurs are delicious
With bacon, too!