I love spaghetti squash – it’s such a unique vegetable and so fun to use! As for my movie-food connections, I’m a huge fan of both but am having a lot of trouble thinking of certain foods and movies that I associate. Some of the films I cherished during my childhood remind me of a snack my mom would always make for my sisters and me – popcorn with melted marshmallows overtop. And you already named the other (somewhat obvious) one – Chocolat. But really, what’s more perfect for movie-watching (or any activity really) than a chocolatey snack?
Several weeks later, we defrosted Mr. Thanksgiving and he graced a wonderful celebration. He weighed 18 pounds, even without the outsize breast that's the trademark of factory-farmed turkeys, and was a pleasure to cook, remaining exceptionally moist and tender. Concerned that this leaner-than-usual turkey might dry out, I covered it with cheesecloth during roasting and basted frequently. But thanks to a thin layer of yolk-colored fat under the skin of the breast, the bird seemed to baste itself and gained a delicate aroma and flavor reminiscent of lobster. All our guests joined me in voting for the Bourbon Red as the richest tasting turkey, by far, we had ever eaten. We look forward to the increase of this bird, in numbers and popularity, all over the country, as well as in our own backyard coop.