Did you stuff yourself with gluten free stuffing?
Did you pig out on gluten free pies – cram in the cranberry sauce – tackle that turkey like a champ?
Thanks to my amazing family, I was able to eat EVERY SINGLE dish except one. And friends, that made my options BOUNTIFUL!
Even gluten free Baked Macaroni and Cheese! BIL joked that we should have just called it Sidesgiving because we were overloaded with side dishes! And yet the star of the show was still the MEAT!
BIL smoked a turkey and it was incredible. I had been looking forward to the above masterpiece for weeks!! BIL knows meats. Period. And smoking the turkey after it’s been brined for 24 hours creates the most flavorful – moist meat.
I’ll say it: it’s better than bacon.
The only problem I had was with the size of my plate…and my stomach! Too small.
Spilling over the edges a bit…no biggie.
So yes. Even though we had all those delicious sides, to me the STAR of the SHOW was still the turkey!
What about you? What was your favorite dish?
AND did you brave Black Friday?
OH and if you’re looking for something to do with those leftovers, might I suggest: