Monday, December 01, 2008

Perfection is overrated

With company in town, Emily really hoped to raise the bar for the traditional Thanksgiving repast. Armed with all the best recipes from all the greatest Food Network superstars, she went to work Wednesday night and didn't let up until Thursday at 4PM.

Imagine everybody's delight when the turkey simultaneously had crispy, tasty skin and succulent, juicy flesh (note for the uninitiated: these are opposing goals). After taking a couple of bites, I had an epiphany: I prefer my poultry cooked until it's quite dry.
Likewise, many of the "semi-exotic-but-sure-to-please" recipes came up short. Conclusion for next time? Maybe a nice lasagna dinner instead.

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