WFMW ~ Boost your Turkey Gravy
Posted by Carol on December 2, 2008
I know, Thanksgiving was last week, but I wanted to test out this idea before I shared it with the rest of Bloggsville. Besides, I’ll bet many of you will be having turkey for Christmas, too.
I got this idea from my mother who is a gravy-maker extraordinaire. When she gets invited to friends’ houses for Thanksgiving, they recruit her to make their gravy. There really is an art to it and she’s got it down.
Here’s a bit of her gravy-making advice. Up to a week before Thanksgiving or whenever you will be serving the turkey, roast a chicken and collect all the drippings. Of course, you’ll want to separate the fat from the good stuff – discarding the fat.
Use the roasted chicken in different recipes, but save the drippings. When it’s time to make your turkey gravy, add the drippings from the chicken to the turkey’s for an extra boost to your gravy. This hint made the difference between us having gravy with Thanksgiving dinner and not having it. For some reason, my turkey did not produce enough drippings to make decent gravy at all.
Tragedy was averted and Thanksgiving was saved because of this little trick. Thanks, Mom!
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