Eric's been on a quest for the absolute perfect turkey. He's come close on many occasions, but this year he had unadulterated success. He's deep friend turkey before (great moisture, good flavor), and he's smoked turkey (excellent flavor, a bit dry)... so this year, he smoked the turkey fr about 3 hours and then deep fried it for about 45 minutes.
It actually ended up not quite as pretty as some birds, because while it had an amazing smoky flavor, it was so moist it was falling apart!
And then after the turkey came out of the oil, he put in the stuffing balls to be deep fried also. Holy crow.
And he made butternut squash soup with squash we grew in the backyard.
I was in charge of the sweet potatoes, which I did for the first time, and got 'em right using my mother's very vague and mostly unwritten recipe!
And then the pie. My coup, the French apple pie.