All posts tagged: Thanksgiving

Roast Turkey With No-Roux Gravy

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground fennel seeds, coriander seeds, aniseed, and/or celery seeds, or favorite spice blend (optional) 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt or 4½ teaspoons Morton kosher salt, plus more 1 11–13-pound turkey, neck and giblets removed and reserved, patted dry 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1 pound turkey or chicken wings (optional) 2 large onions, unpeeled, quartered 4 celery stalks, halved crosswise 1 head of garlic, halved crosswise 2 cups dry white wine ¼ cup all-purpose flour 6 sprigs thyme 4 cups (or more) low-sodium chicken broth3 tablespoons soy sauce Directions Mix brown sugar, spices, pepper, and 3 Tbsp. or 4 ½ tsp. salt in a small bowl to combine; sprinkle all over surface and inside cavity of turkey. Place turkey on a V-shape roasting rack set inside a large roasting pan (if using a disposable pan, place it on a rimmed baking sheet). Chill, uncovered, at least 8 hours and up to 1 day. Let sit at room …

How to Create Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Decor

Thanksgiving is a very special Holiday. It’s time for spending time around the table and enjoying a meal with our family and best friends. Since this holiday is centered around the table, it’s very important to create a beautiful table decor to make Thanksgiving even more special. Every year, I choose a different theme. This year, I wanted to focus on a natural look filled with natural pumpkins, fresh fall florals, wood, leaves, clay, and cotton. I love decorating with  pumpkins just because they come with different sizes, colors and styles. They are so perfect for a centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table decor. There are several ways you can style your table using pumpkins. You can use the pumpkins as a vase, votives for fall candles, and/or putting pumpkins on top of a pedestal. If you want a table decorated like mine, just arrange your favorite pumpkins ( I love white pumpkins!) down the side of your table and simply make a vase  arrangement with olive leaves, chamomile flowers, and orange lilies.     To make the table get a more sophisticated …