I have a mini-trampoline in my basement and I jump on throughout the day for 5-10 min at a time to get the blood pumping 're-bounding' to re-generate neural connections, bouncing gets me happy! Jumping on a mini-trampoline is an excellent way to reduce stress. It can provide wonderful relaxation. Jumping for health and fitness not only stabilizes the nervous system during the exercise session, but continues to help maintain a relaxed disposition even after one steps off the trampoline.
This stuffing recipe calls for a mix of ground pork and pork breakfast sausage (half and half mix). Add dried cranberries, chopped onion and plain bread crumbs soaked in enough milk to get make them soft but not sloppy. Mix by hand and stuff your turkey. Now, this plump stuffed bird goes in the fridge or onto a high shelf in a cold garage if the outside temps are just below 32 but not colder than 25 as it could freeze and you don't want that.
On this Wednesday, I will also prepare pumpkin pie and do other prep work for tomorrow's celebration. For the pumpkin pie recipe, see my older post. On the menu tomorrow will be: egg plant wraps (carrot/parsnip sticks sauteed first), fettuccine with butternut squash Alfredo sauce, asparagus and baked apples. What can wait til tomorrow morning (dinner served at 3 pm)? Egg plant wraps, fettuccine pasta, asparagus and baked apples. Today, I will make the butternut squash Alfredo sauce. Take a med. sized squash and microwave til tender. Into a large glass bowl scoop out the squash and mash, add 1 and a half cup of heavy cream, tbs of butter, a pinch of sea salt, crushed coriander and grated Parmesan cheese. Blend using a hand mixer. Put in the fridge.
Early tomorrow morning, I will bake egg plant on a cooking sheet using my homemade mix of dried herb seasoning *rosemary, oregano and mint and olive oil. While the egg plant slices bake, I will saute carrot and parsnips 'julienne cut' in coconut oil and olive oil using the same seasoning til tender. When cooked, set a side til they can be touched to wrap in egg plant. Applies go in along the turkey, the tenderloin on the shelf below and the asparagus can be done the last 12 mins. before dinner time.
Oh, the tenderloin...
When it is time for it all to come together, that is the time I usually panic. But, somehow, it does and all is good! More pics to come, but now I set the table! Prepare and Be Blessed and Good Luck!