Thanksgiving is almost here! It’s time to start figuring out what you will be serving to your guest once they arrive at your beautiful new home in McAllen.
Let’s get started with the basics.
How many people are coming to celebrate Thanksgiving in your new home in McAllen? Do you have enough chinaware and napkins? Where will everyone be sitting? These are all questions that need to be answered before you can start setting the table and figuring out how much food you will have to prepare. You can start setting the table a few days before, so that way you can get that part out of the way. Then make a list of all the ingredients that you will be needing for each dish before you head out to the grocery store. Don’t forget to add the beverages, toppings for the desserts, and maybe some coffee because everyone knows how all that food can make you sleepy.
Making a turkey can be a little intimidating, but don’t worry it will come out amazing.
Here is a recipe for a Juice Thanksgiving Turkey that you can try by following a few steps.
1 (15 lb.) whole turkey
2 tbsp. dried parsley
2 tbsp. ground dried rosemary
2 tbsp. rubbed dried sage
2 tbsp. dried thyme leaves
1 tbsp. lemon pepper
1 tbsp. salt
2 stalks celery chopped
1 orange cut into wedges
1 onion chopped,
1 carrot chopped
1 (1.5 oz.) can chicken broth
1 (750 milliliters) bottle champagne
Step 1: Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a turkey roaster with long sheets of heavy‑duty foil that will be long enough to wrap over the turkey.
Step 2: Stir together the parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, lemon pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Rub the herb mixture into the cavity of the turkey, then stuff with the celery, orange, onion, and carrot. Truss if desired, and place the turkey into the roasting pan. Pour the chicken broth and champagne over the turkey, and seal. Try to keep the foil from touching the skin of the turkey breast or legs.
Step 3: Bake the turkey in the preheated oven for 2 ½ to 3 hours until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear. Uncover the turkey, and continue baking until the skin turns golden brown, 30 minutes to 1 hour longer. An instant‑read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove the turkey from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
For a traditional side, you can make these simple, but very tasty mashed potatoes.
4lbs. golden potatoes peeled and cut into quarters
1 bay leaf, salt Kosher salt, and ground black pepper
2 cups heavy cream
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. chopped chives.
Directions: Boil potatoes, add the bay leaf, 2tbsp. salt, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium‑high heat and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain them well and remove the bay leaf. Meanwhile, heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan. Put the potatoes through a ricer or food mill into a bowl. Add the hot cream and season with salt and pepper. Mix together with a spoon and add the chives.
With the perfect turkey and tasty mashed potatoes, your first Thanksgiving at your new house in Tres Lagos is sure to be a hit!