Friday, November 14, 2008

Turkey & Talk

Progress has been slow on THE QUILT that I have been quilting. I've spent more time UN-quilting this past week than quilting!
After a particularly productive day last Friday, I discovered a pleat in the backing, & had to remove the quilting from 4 blocks. It took me five days! All is well now though, & I'm back on track.
On Sunday my youngest son Corey showed up. He spent 3 nights with us until he found an apartment to move into. He comes back to Anchorage for the winter months, then works mostly in Nome, & some of the other villages during the summer. He's looking good. It was nice having him here for a few days.

Here is the How-to on the turkey like Stu made when I was in Salem.
Ilene's rub is made of equal parts Garlic-Pepper; Oregano; & Paprika. Just mix a cup of each together in a jar or container. Give the thawed bird a nice message with Olive oil, then powder him inside & out with the mixed spices.

NOTE: the Garlic -Pepper is a mix of other spices including onion powder & salt. Don't try to use just plain garlic & pepper, it won't turn out so good, believe me I tried it!
Once he is well powdered, tuck him into a grocery bag & roast him in the oven on 325F until the last 1/2 hour (follow the directions on your bird's package & roast time according to his weight).

Peel the bag back & bake uncovered for the last 1/2 hour to crisp him up.
It is easy & yummy, & I don't like dressing anyway. I always stuffed them before because the spices add flavor, but this way is easier & just as good!
Yesterday we had Calendar Girls at Jackie's house. That's Jackie on the left. Rena, on the right made this quilt for Jackie from Jackie's baggie of fabric & "stuff". We Will be exchanging our completed baggie challenge quilts next month, Rena just got so excited she had to give it to Jackie. It really turned out beautiful.
Today we had an icky snow storm early in the day, but it let up later, 4 of my 6 students braved the weather & came in to play with embellishments with me. We had a lot of fun, but came to the conclusion that we need to do this again.

11 comments:

Guzzisue said...

garlic pepper, something else to track down in the uk :-)

Delighted Hands said...

Wow, the quilting is beautiful-stunning really! It will be worth the rip out.......I understand about the son-visit joy, it is a neat thing to have them stop in!
Oh, I would love to come to a class with you!

jenclair said...

How frustrating to have to stop and spend so much time ripping out! It will be worth it, though.

Sande said...

That turkey looks good enough to eat! Something to consider for the holidays this year. thanks for sharing.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Thanks for the turkey talk. This looks so easy and good!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Later...I made your recipe with a turkey breast (fresh) this afternoon. It was amazing! So moist and good...
This one is a keeper for sure.

Rian said...

Such a bother, unquilting. Me no likey.

That's a very interesting way to do a turkey!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

cold weather and quilting go together, but, braving icy road conditions is probably for the most committed quilter. Thanks for sharing the turkey rub. I've been pondering the big event...smile.

mindy said...

Hmmmmmm a new way to cook turkey....and you're coming over on Thanksgiving....good thing I caught up on your blog!...though I don't know if I'm brave enough to try something new when there's 15 people being guinea pigs....but I'll definitely give it try sometime....or be brave and try it this year. maybe I"ll flip a coin.

Gaia Quilter said...

Everyone needs a satin Sunday, I had the same all weekend only in sweats. I machine quilted all weekend and today my neck and upper back burns (John is in the U.P. hunting). Thanks for the turkey recipe. Your quilting looks great, what a pain to rip out machine quilting!!!!

Jane said...

Thanks for another great recipe! Was pained to hear that you had to remove all those stitches... what a trooper you are. Can't imagine the moment when the wrinkle was discovered, did Brocolli run for the hills??