Happy Thanksgiving



1 whole turkey
1 large lemon, cut into halves
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer

Heat oven to 325 degrees

Rub butter or oil over the skin of the turkey until it is completely coated.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer. I like mixed Poultry Seasonings.

Run your fingers under the skin to gently separate it from the breast meat;

Slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up, one on each side.
This way the juice from the lemon will release into the breasts.

Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove cover and continue to roast until juices run clear,
basting every 30 minutes.

If you’ve followed these steps correctly, your turkey should look like a well endowed “HOT CHICK”!  🙂

Note:  The above recipe is a bit of a spoof.  The Turkey will taste fine, but the lemons placed under the skin on the breast will look like “Breast Implants”.  If you want to add a little humor to your table, that should do it!

My Mother was a good Oklahoma Cook!  Her best dishes were her Oklahoma White Bread and her Pumpkin Pies.  I attended some cooking classes at Cordon Bleu in London and learned some gourmet dishes which stressed presentation.  I later adapted this knowledge to creating my own original recipes, which I show cased on the Mariner II.

I designed a dish for Thanksgiving for my Mother’s table one year.  She thought these were the height of sophistication and insisted I make them every year.  It is not one of my favorites it is good, but I think I got tired of making it.  She thought it was pretty and I think that was the reason she loved it so much.

Sweet Potato Heaven encased in Orange Shells

Cook six unpeeled sweet potatoes, boil them or cook them in your microwave.

Cut six oranges in half.  Remove pulp from two halves and  chop into small pieces.

Juice the remaining halves.  Carefully clean the orange interiors  with a grapefruit knife.

Mash the peeled sweet potatoes, adding juice and orange bits until a desired consistency.

Now add or not depending on your likes,  the following :

1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1/2 cube soft butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped sugared preserved ginger candy

1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

1/4 cup Triple Sec

Mix well,  then fill the twelve orange halves.  Top each with  small marshmallows.

Bake in 350 oven 3o minutes .

Serve on a platter lined with greenery, Lettuce, Chard, Spinach ect.

Feel free to experiment with the ingredients and make this recipe your own.

note; Pumpkin or Squash can be substituted for the Sweet Potatoes

Happy Holidays



About marysfarmreport

__From Yachts to Manure___... I have lived in a 9,000 square foot mansion in Piedmont, Ca. to homesteading a mobile home and living without running water or electricity for six months in Oroville, California. These are some tales of my adventures. From traveling the world with my Airline Executive late husband to , operating a Yacht Charter Business on San Francisco Bay as a widow with young children, to retiring to a Ranch in Oroville and raising horses and fancy pure bred dogs. Come join me on my adventures as I write this blog..
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