Gobble Gobble Turkey Day!
I bet your wondering what a Paleo Feast looks like? Well here it is a full Paleo meal from beginining to end. I hope everyone has a safe and fun Thanksgiving Day! Let's Go Pats!
First I cut up an onion into quarters, 3 green apples into quarters, 5 or 6 stalks of celery cut up into chunks and a few handfuls of carrots. Also add one stick of Cinnamon and some Thyme and Rosemary.
Then I cleaned and dried Tom and got him ready for the oven. I also prepared a compound butter by adding some Rosemary, Sage and Thyme to a bowl and mashing it with the butter. I also seasoned him with Salt and Pepper.
Then I put Tom in his cradle and atop the bed of veggies and massaged the compound butter into the bird.
I learned a very important lesson, like Make sure your roasting pan fits in your oven. Needless to say Tom got transferred to a cheap pan. Before putting him in the oven I put 2 cups of Chicken Stock into the bottom of the roasting pan and a cup and a half of good Apple Cider Vinegar. I seared Tom in the oven at 450 degrees for 45 minutes uncovered and then I covered him and cooked him at 350 for another 3 hours. I basted Tom every 30 minutes with the juice from the pan.
Once Tom was done I took him out and drained the veggies and poured the liquid into a saucepot, I whisked in some arrowroot powder and added more chicken stock as needed and just let it cook until it thickened.
Here was the rest of our spread....
|Homemade Cranberry Sauce|
|Our B E A UTIFULLY Cut Turkey|
|Garlic Roasted Green Beans|
|Ashley's Paleo Sweet Potato Cassarole|
|This was the crew!|
Then Of Course your Need to Save Room For Dessert!
|Pumpkin Chiffon Pie|
|Sun Butter Cups!|
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! I certainly did, and if you ate a little less than stellar just remember tomorrow is another day.