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Roast Turkey

1 large turkey
2 sticks of butter
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
2 round onions, chopped
1 1/ 2 carrots carrots, chopped
2 tablespoons salad oil
1 package turkey stuffing

set oven to 250 degrees

Keep butter at room temperature until soft then mix in garlic, salt and pepper. Wash vegetables, peel and cut then toss with oil.

Wash turkey thoroughly and drain well. Put stuffing in turkey and rub with small amount of garlic butter to coat evenly. In a medium roasting pan, spread mixed vegetables as a bed for turkey. Put in the oven for 3 hours to 3 1/ 2 hours depending on the size of the turkey. Baste turkey often with garlic butter from the drippings in the pan.

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

(small batch)
1/ 3 bread
18 oz canned or 1/ 2 lb steamed or puréed pumpkin
3 eggs
1/ 2 Cup milk
1 Cup of sugar or 1/ 2 Cup if using canned
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of cinnamon

Put bread in a 8x8 in. pan and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix all other ingredients until smooth. Pour mixture over the bread and Bake in a 8x8 in. pan for 25 min at 250 degrees

(Party sized batch)
1 1/ 2 loaves bread, cut up
2 1/ 2 pounds pumpkin, steamed and pureed or (6) 15oz. canned pumpkin
16 eggs
1/ 2 gallons milk
5 cups sugar, 2 cups if using canned pumpkin
4 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Put bread in a 4 inch deep pan and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix all other ingredients until smooth. Pour mixture over the bread and bake for 1 1/ 2 hours and 250 degrees.

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Thanksgiving Vegetables

20 pieces of Fuji apples.
5 ears of corn
3 carrots, small diced and blanched
3 C Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
2 C green peas

Cut top of the apples and scoop the flesh. Submerge apples, including tops in water with lemon juice. Poach it until tender and then put in ice water to keep color of apples.

Sauté all of the vegetables and stuff in the apples. Cover with tops.

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Thanksgiving Mashed Potato

8 Okinawan sweet potatoes
8 white potatoes
3 C milk
1 stick butter
salt and pepper to taste

Boil or steam potatoes in separate pots until very soft. Drain well. Peel potatoes and keep in separate mixing bowls. Heat milk and butter in a pot and reserve. Separate butter, milk mixture into half for each potato. Hand mash potatoes with heavy whip. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Giblet Gravy

Roasting pan with vegetables and drippings from roasted turkey
1 C flour
1 bay leaf
8 C turkey stock
salt and pepper to taste

Add flour and bay leaf into the roasting pan and cook with the vegetables and drippings on low heat for about 10 minutes. Slowly add turkey stock. Stir it evenly to avoid lumps. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain stock and pour back into clean pot. While simmering, adjust consistency of the gravy if needed. Season with salt and pepper and add minced giblets.