The last 3 weeks had been pretty crazy for me. I came back from Japan, then left for a 4 day trip to Whistler to help out on a couple of pre-wedding photoshoot. Right after I came back from Whistler, I had to oversee the company’s Christmas dinner which took place at the Hart House Restaurant. Two days after that, I had to cook Christmas dinner for the family. I’m so glad that everything is over now and I can finally relax!
For the family Christmas dinner, I thought I’d try making the turducken. My brother got a turducken breast for last year’s Christmas dinner so I thought I’d recreate it for this year’s dinner. Rolling chicken, duck and turkey breast together shouldn’t be too hard right? *laughs* Note: The photos below were taken with my mobile. I didn’t have time to take photos with my Canon since I was moving around the kitchen all night.
[Turducken breast in the oven]
After researching online, I decided to try a recipe where we replace the chicken breast with a chicken sausage and wrap the whole thing with bacon. Anything wrapped with bacon has to be good! The turkey breast and duck breast were easy to find but I had to visit Oyama Sausages Co. in Grandville Island for the maple apricot chicken sausages and applewood smoked bacon. I also picked up some wagu prosciutto and sparkling sake for the appetizer.
[Wagu Prosciutto from Oyama Sausages Co.]
With the main and appetizer taken care of, I went with a simple roasted nugget potatoes and veggies for sides. I wanted to make sure the turducken is the star of the meal.
After dinner, Monty and Bandit provided entertainment by playing tug-o-war with Monty’s Christmas present. This is the first time we had over 6 people at our tiny apartment. It wasn’t as bad as I thought but I think next time, I’ll book the club house. The amount of shoes we had in our front entrance is a bit overwhelming.