Thanksgiving is is the record books, for better or worse. Belle and I always over-cook for Thanksgiving, it's part of the plan. It's hard to cook a ham, and a turkey, and not have leftovers, especial this year when the crowds are covid restricted.
But, that's part of the plan. Friday morning turned of coo and rainy here. In a bit, we'll go out to the shop and start making sense of what's left. Belle's Black Friday tradition includes leftover yeast rolls, leftover ham, and leftover dressing. She'll make sliders and nuke the dressing for lunch.
My Black Friday tradition is to break up the turkey carcass, then put bones and water into a big stock pot. I'll boil it down, let it cool, and package the stock. Either Saturday night late, or early Sunday morning I'll take that stock and start a big turkey gumbo. If you've never boiled a smoked turkey carcass, you don't know the depth of flavor that the smoked bones add to the broth.
Today is supposed to be the warmest for the next 10 days. The weather-weenies tel us that a front will move through this weekend, and the temps will start to drop tomorrow, with our first frost on Monday evening.