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Tephie

Thanksgiving Disasters

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I'm jumping in a little late on this thread, but....

Everything turned out really good except the gravy. I've NEVER been able to make gravy at all, so the fact that it actually turned out edible made me happy, but it was definitely weird.

I thickened with cornstarch, but it just didn't want to thicken, so I added more... and more... and more... It finally thickened, and tasted fine at dinner. But the next day when I got out the leftovers, it was like gravy jello. I thought, well it'll melt when I heat it up, BUT IT DIDN'T! :huh: It became hot gravy jello. Gross. So no leftover gravy...

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I'm jumping in a little late on this thread, but....

Everything turned out really good except the gravy. I've NEVER been able to make gravy at all, so the fact that it actually turned out edible made me happy, but it was definitely weird.

I thickened with cornstarch, but it just didn't want to thicken, so I added more... and more... and more... It finally thickened, and tasted fine at dinner. But the next day when I got out the leftovers, it was like gravy jello. I thought, well it'll melt when I heat it up, BUT IT DIDN'T! :huh: It became hot gravy jello. Gross. So no leftover gravy...

Hey, I'm making my own Thanksgiving dinner today because I didn't get anything thanksgiving-y over the holiday because we only visited, I wasn't able to cook anything. So I'll let you guys know how much stuff I screw up! I already aced the pies and the sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes though, did those yesterday, so it can't be a total loss no matter what!

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I cooked my turkey upside down....it was my first turkey, and I didnt know any better, but let me tell you, that was one moist turkey breast! :)

You know, many people, including myself, cook the turkey upside down for the first two hours then flip it. I brined the turkey, used a butter herb rub, filled the cavity with apples and herbs, and cooked the turkey using the above method and it turned out wonderful! You were a gourmet and did not even know it! :D

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You know, many people, including myself, cook the turkey upside down for the first two hours then flip it. I brined the turkey, used a butter herb rub, filled the cavity with apples and herbs, and cooked the turkey using the above method and it turned out wonderful! You were a gourmet and did not even know it! :D

Really? Cool!

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I will definately try the upside down turkey thing next time but can somebody tell me how to make graham cracker crust....I can't find any gluten-free graham crackers......still fairly new to this so maybe just not looking in the right places.

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I will definately try the upside down turkey thing next time but can somebody tell me how to make graham cracker crust....I can't find any gluten-free graham crackers......still fairly new to this so maybe just not looking in the right places.

Try Mi-Del ginger snaps or arrowroot cookies. Mi-del's cookies are hard already, so they make good crumbs.

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