Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite holidays! For me, it is a time filled with family, friends, and heart-felt gratitude. . . especially for my grandma’s home-made gravy! 😉 Without this delectable ingredient, Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be complete.
While working in events I have found that a table linen often serves as the perfect key ingredient to complete a visual ensemble. Take this Peony Harvest linen, for example; doesn’t it just embody Thanksgiving? I think I’m ready for some gravy!
Here are some more inspirations to get the tummy rumbling:
And just for a little extra treat. . . here is grandma’s amazing gravy recipe (when I asked her for it, she said she’s never written it down before, so this is a first!):
Ingredients: 1/3 cup flour, 1 cup water, 4 cups turkey drippings, 1 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet, 1-2 Telma Chicken Consomme Cubes (if needed), salt & pepper to taste
~While turkey is cooking, prepare the following gravy thickening in a glass jar: slowly add 1/3 cup flour to 1 cup cold water, stirring vigorously with wire whisk. (*Grandma’s tip: always add flour to water, never the reverse!). Fasten lid on jar and shake to smooth out any lumps.
~When turkey is done, pour 4 cups drippings into a 3-quart saucepan. (If all of the drippings do not add up to this amount, use Swanson All Natural Chicken Broth). Bring to a rolling boil and slowly add thickening, stirring with whisk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add 1-2 tablespoons of Kitchen Bouquet for flavoring and color. The taste of the drippings varies from turkey to turkey, so if you need more flavor add 1-2 Telma Chicken Consomme cubes mashed into fine powder. Reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. If the gravy is thicker than you like, add water to create desired consistency.
🙂 I hope it’s as delicious as it will be when my grandma cooks it this Thanksgiving! Next recipe to come: Vegetarian Gravy, yay! And of course, more gorgeous linens to spice up your holiday festivities!