As most of you know by now my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I love the food and the time with family as well as the football. It is a great day. I usually plan my Thanksgiving meal many weeks ahead of time. This year was no different. My theme this year was to do classic flavors with new techniques I had not tried before.
Next I decided on taking on the challenge of cooking a turkey on the BBQ. Now I will say I went back and forth on this one. Finally I decided to go for it. I brined the turkey for 16 hours to ensure juiciness. Then I put on my secret turkey rub. Then between the skin and the breast meat I put in a layer of caramelized onions and a layer of thick cut double smoked bacon. Then I put a rough chopped onion and fresh thyme, sage, and rosemary inside the cavity. The herbs and onions inside really release a ton of flavor.
Maleah was in charge of dessert. She burnt it, of course, but parts of it were delicious. Because it was burnt there were no pictures, but it was based on this recipe for cranberry custard with meringue and a gingerbread crust. Yum!