Yesterday was quite busy but really very pleasant as well as being beautifully sunny and mild. I did Mum and Dad's washing, got the turkey ready, boiled up the giblets for stock to go into the gravy, made the stuffing and generally got ahead because today is Christmas Day here. :-)
It's a happy compromise for us which is working well.
When I unpacked the box containing the turkey I thought it looked somewhat large so I did the trick of weighing myself and then again with the turkey. I was right - it's around a kilo heavier than I ordered. I'm glad I know because it does make a difference to the cooking time.
I generally find that with Kelly turkeys; they are not stingy with their weights. It's the one time that we always splash out on meat because they are so delicious and, as a family, we just love doing things with the leftovers so want plenty of them. Mum and Dad's favourite is a turkey soup/casserole thingy and I have promised Dad a big bowl of it, some for a meal straight away and some for the freezer for another time. I'm planning curry and various other SW friendly meals. And finally I boil up the carcass and freeze some of the stock, very much reduced, to start off the gravy for the next Christmas. Works for me!
What do you do with your turkey leftovers (if you have them, of course)?
Today's Advent offering is another John Rutter carol, a very beautiful one called Nativity Carol. It's another I have sung in the dim and distant past and have loved ever since. It's sung, of course, by the incomparable King's College Choir.