Even Better the Next Day…


Oh my goodness.  I’m still recovering from Thanksgiving’s yummy food and drink!

My family came into town from Washington State, and we had a blast!  From games, to singing, and cooking galore, there is never a dull moment when they are in town.

I was so thankful that my sister came down early, and suggested we check out the flower market in downtown Los Angeles.  What a treat!  So many flower varieties, and such incredible prices.  We went home with 72 roses, and an incredible adventure!  I am proud to announce that she and I brined the turkey…and it actually turned out (thanks to help from the mama).  My father was especially thankful as he wasn’t so sure I could cook.  My good friend brought a home made corn bread stuffing and pumpkin pie to accompany our herb roasted turkey, homemade cranberries, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, salad, and pecan pie with nutmeg whipped cream.  So much food.  Such fun.

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From my family to yours, Happy Post Thanksgiving, and see you soon!

Love and Beauty,


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About emilyinbeautyland

Emily Oliver is a celebrity make up artist raising fraternal twins in Seattle, Wa and relishing the beauty of the world through their eyes.
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2 Responses to Even Better the Next Day…

  1. Good job on the turkey! I’d have no idea where to start!

    • Haha! Thanks, honey! I definitely had moments of weakness/nausea, but we did it, and it tasted pretty good too! My sister and I brined it in 1 C salt, 1 C sugar, and water to cover it for 24 hours. We took it out of the water, patted it dry, and stuffed it with onion, fennel, rosemary, garlic, and apple, and smothered under the skin with coconut oil, and sea salt and pepper. Put the turkey in a cooking bag, baked it for 2.0 hours breast down, then flipped it and cooked for another 1 hour. (This was a massive 20lb turkey). We let it rest for about an hour, checked the temp, and dug in! 🙂 Maybe this will help?? XXXX

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