Topic Talk—Holiday Dishes & Drinks
Today's GNO Gals share a variety of holiday dishes and drinks. You'll want to read all the way to the bottom of this post, which will make you feel like you just licked the bottom of the cake-mix bowl. It's that good. Let's hear it for:
Several years ago, our family gathered at the beach for Christmas. My mom was living there at the time, so we crowded into her oceanside condo. Let me tell you, it was rough. (Ok, it was cold, but when I’m walking on the beach I just don’t care!) Anyway, Grandma brought a HUGE batch of cookies with her. All I remember was my uncle grabbing his coffee can full of cookies, tucking them under his arm and threatening (jokingly?) anyone who touched his stash.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do.
Not Your Average Soccer Mom ponders whether to brine or not to brine her buttered and seasoned turkey. What do you think?
Moomettesgram's Musings refers us to two recipe posts:
All Because Two People Fell in Love absolutely recommends brining your turkey and provides great instructions and this explanation:
I brine my turkey-Alton Brown from the food network swears by it and lets face it the guy knows what he is talking about so I trust him. Basically it is just soaking your turkey in a salt water (a few other spices) bath for about 8 hrs. It does something with something (kinda science talk I don't understand) but it makes it very juicy.
Thoughtfully Simple adds this tasty drink to the mix today. What meal would be complete without a delicious drink and dessert? How much better then if you combined the two as Thoughtfully Simple does with her pumpkin martini:
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