Trying to keep the HAPPY in front of ....Thanksgiving 2016 began while reading an email from Williams Sonoma advertising precooked and frozen Thanksgiving Dinners. Thinking this was the answer to a free from troubles Thanksgiving I was sold.
I was wrong about a day free from troubles.
My trust issues came on board and I called their Turkey hotline to inquire about delivery. Every questioned and concern was answered with, "All will arrive packaged with dry ice on the 22nd." Ok!!!
All did not arrive on Tuesday.
The Star of the show was late and rock solid frozen delivered Wednesday along with the side dishes.
Calling customer service and given a $25 gift certificate for my sorrows and the helpful hint of leave it out in a pan of water, thinking disaster I went to bed with Willie Bird put to bed in fridge for the night.
Waking to a beautiful CA morning and gratitude for the many blessings in our lives, it
was time to wake up Willie.
Willie safety in a cold water bath was ready for his unveiling at 2pm.
Willie Bird is a spatchcocked turkey. His backbone had been removed before freezing. He was packed without labelling and until unwrapped I thought I had a frozen whole turkey. When he magically appeared, I was thrilled but now without directions he became an instant problem. I checked the web for how to roast.
Mash potatoes, stuffing, and creamed kale went below at 375 degrees for 55 minutes. All sides were well labelled with how to reheat.
Would I do it again yes!!!!!
Willie Bird was delicious as was the sides.
Ready or not here comes the dinner.