We had a 15 pound turkey left over from Thanksgiving that I decided to cook. I've never cooked a turkey before and was a little nervous, lucky for me though Nick would be the only other human eating it... Victor may have gotten a few pieces.
The turkey turned out great! Very moist and flavorful. I used lemon pepper seasoning and olive oil to rub it down with before I put it in the oven. Then about half way through, I seasoned it with a bit of salt and pepper. Then when the turkey was done... We cut it up before I remembered I wanted to take a picture of it! I'm kicking myself.
Almost all of the sides were inspired by Emily Malone's blog. First I made her Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread. It was the first time that I baked something that didn't come out of a box. It is really good bread. Spread some butter on your slice and you're good to go!
Her White Vegan Gravy is good too. I added a little more salt than the recipe calls for, but that's just me.
I also made my own recipes for green beans and garlic mashed cauliflower (a substitute for mashed potatoes). The cauliflower was ok...the consistency was more like grits than potatoes but it's worth it when you think about how much healthier it is than potatoes.