I'm on my third day of incarceration. David will be off all week and I'm stuck in the house, trying to be good. Yes, I promised not to kill David before Thanksgiving. After that, it's open season. He stays in his part of the house and I stay in the living room with the puppies. It's working out so far.
On Saturday, David went grocery shopping for me. It's hard for me to stand for a long time because of my back, so he does it. Anywho, he picked up the best looking pork tenderloin on sale that I have ever seen. Not an ounce of fat on it, so lean. I cut 6 chops out of that and then cut it lengthwise to make 2 nice roasts out of it. One will be for Thanksgiving and the other for Yule.
He also bought a huge turkey breast that I seared in a nice large saute pan with butter and oil, 3 smashed garlic cloves, fresh thyme, sage and if you like, rosemary with stems, then I basted the breast, set the cooked herbs on top of the breast and put it in a preheated 350 oven for 45 minutes to an hour. It came out so nice. I had 2 slices of it for dinner and I made David his favorite meatloaf. After the turkey breast cooled during dinner I cut 2/3's of it into really thin slices and put that into a container for turkey sandwiches and 3 thick slices I cut up into really small chunks for turkey salad later in the week for me. David hates turkey except for slices in a sandwich, just to let y'all know, that's why I made the meatloaf for him. So I have the fresh cranberries made, bagged and in the freezer. All I have to do is make mashed potatoes, the green beans, the pork roast and that's it. Oh, I made a pecan pie for dessert, which is in the refrigerator in a pie keeper. I'm so ready for turkey day, y'all.