The holidays are drawing near. This is the first year that I am having a big family holiday event at my house. The guests will number 10 (and a half). Luckily I am having lots of help from my guests so I am only responsible for a few dishes.
The major item is that I am dead set on making a turkey. I only started eating poultry this year, and as you know we didn't do Thanksgiving, so this will be my first opportunity to make and eat one! I was a little reluctant to make one as I know probably everyone else had Turkey on Thanksgiving. But my own desires beat out that of my guests.
So here are some questions:
- Should I provide a protein alternative? (Like a ham or something?)
- If no to the above, should I attempt something a little different with the Turkey, such as a glazed version? (keep in mind this is my first time!)
- My oven is totally filthy and smokes even when I turn on the broiler. I want to clean it this weekend (it is self cleaning) but it is 20 degrees outside! Any ideas for how to clean it without smoking myself out of the house?
I'll probably have much more entertaining questions as I progress with my planning.