1st and Foremost...the turkey.
My mom can really cook it to perfection. She says the trick is simplicity. She washes it, dries it, applies butter inside and out, and sprinkles some salt. Then she wraps it tight with foil to keep it moist. Cook at 300 degrees for 6-8 hours (depending on the weight of the turkey) And most importantly, dont check on it constantly!! Opening the oven disturbs the cooking process. :)
As for the side dishes,
Try adding some low sodium chicken broth to bring out an even creamier and silkier texture.
Chile Con Queso
My sister Jennifer makes one heck of a Chile Con Queso! Ive been told its really simple, but I still have yet to get the recipe. "__"
And Very most importantly....Tamales
No holiday is complete in my household without tamales. As a family full of latinos, we just cant resist! And the funny thing is, living in California, we HAVE to have the tamales coming from our hometown of El Paso, TX, or else is just wont be the same.
Yummy! AND FOR MY FAVORITE PART, THE DESSERTS!...
|Yams with Marshmallows|
|Pistachio Fruit Salad (made by yours truly!)|
I wish you and your family a Beautiful Thanksgiving!!