Best Part of Thanksgiving: Part 2

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Is It The Potato? The Gravy?

For me, there's NEVER enough Gravy. No, never enough. So, I always make WAY TOO MUCH POTATO, and, then, on Day After, I find myself making even MORE Gravy! On many a meal, you find me putting two gravy boats out on the table. One for the rest, and one for me...! But, there's also, never enough Potato.

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Start the Garlic Smashed Potato, with... potato! not just any, but, Red Bliss. I slice the Red Bliss potato (Last of my home grown), into even sized pieces. I also had some small Purple Potato, and a few tiny Yukon Gold potato. Tossed them into the water, too.

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Once the potato is fork soft (Stick a fork in, and potato should slide right off) then, drain the water off. To the potato, I add butter, sea salt, sour cream and some Lactaid (Lactose Free Milk). Normally, I add Greek Yogurt, but, I was out today. Mash it all together. Add more butter, on top.

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The thing is, Garlic Smashed Potato is NOT all there is, in the world. There's also that Thanksgiving Favorite, Sweet Potato (Yams)! I sliced small cuts into the Yams, and into the oven they go. These Yams were about 3 or 4 large Fist-sized EACH!

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When they were done, I sliced them into 4 quarters... and still there was enough for a few each per person who wanted some.

Part One, the Gravy.
In the pan that the Turkey was cooked, first thing, tilt the pan and with a spoon, decant off the fat into a jar. It's important to try and remove as much fat as can.


Next up, in a separate pan, I build a Roux. 1 part butter, to 2 parts flour. Over low heat, stir constantly, and keep the roux moving. I stir until the mix starts to get brown. the more time over heat, the deeper the colour gets. Next, I put the big Turkey pan with drippings, over the burners on low heat. Slowly add in the smooth rich Roux. The key here, is low heat, and keep stirring. Use a spoon to scrape the bottom of the drippings pan to get the good stuff mixed into the Gravy.

I LOVE Gravy!

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It's important: If you HAVE EXCESS, give to others... SHARE!
I believe this with my heart.

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You need to stake more BEER (24 staked BEER allows you to call BEER one time per day)

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Please share your gravy with me🥺. It looks so sumptuous and mouthwatering, now my tummy is rumbling and yearning for some. Hehe. Never knew you were such a good chef. Weldone 🥰

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I do enjoy the kitchen, and love to cook!

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That's amazing.

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and remember my garden? that's my favorite thing, wandering out there, grabbing something, and bringing inside for cooking

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Yes I remember your lovely garden. Im not so good at gardening so all I'm good at is eating garden produce. Lol

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I love having more people to share in my garden's bounty!

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Please share with me, please 🥺🥺🥺

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Potatoes Boil them, mash em, stick em in a stew ❤️

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mmmmm i love smashed potatoes - and i will even eat it with garlic! hehehe i know -death for me. but its just so good for it
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we did'nt have a traditional Thanksgiving this year - but Joe wants to have it soon hahaha

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I just ate something, but now my mouth is watering again! 😁 Your smashed potatoes sound wonderful! 😋

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