Friday, October 11, 2013

For Jennifer: CA Style Thanksgiving

Do you know that if you're REALLY nice  you can get the guys in the meat department to SAW YOUR TURKEY IN HALF FOR YOU??
Then it can go on the BBQ! But let's back up a bit.

It was time for our 2nd annual Pre-Thanksgiving party. Last year I did the big traditional meal and it was fantastic, but I wanted to do something different this time. And it was husband's birthday, so since he is a vegetarian, I also wanted to be kind to him.

Turkey tacos it was! (husband had beans). I got the nice guy at Whole Foods to saw this bird in half. Then I added a bunch of spices to a container of yogurt that was about 3/4 full. Spices included: Chipotle powder, garlic salt, black pepper, smoked paprika.

I mixed it all up...
....poured it all over the bird(s) and let it sit for an hour at room temp.

Then they went on the BBQ over medium/low heat, inside-side down.

I cooked them, turning 2x 'till the breast was 160 degrees.

To this I added black beans, a nice green salad, salsa, guacamole, BBQ sweet potatoes (cut 'em like fries, coat in olive oil and bbq) and the topper: homemade tortillas. It all turned out fan-freekin'-tastic! Plus we're having a mini heat wave here in Northern Calif., so it was a delightful
82 degrees outside. Margaritas were had by all...

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