It is not without some trepidation that I post this recipe. Firstly, I make it all the time, and I don't know if our day-to-day meals can stand public scrutiny. Secondly, this is also our traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I don't know how it is with other American expatriates, but for me, especially in the beginning, Thanksgiving was the hardest day ... so many happy memories. But the old Gourmet came up with this recipe, and the introduction said something like: if you find yourself alone for Thanksgiving, enjoy the tranquility and make something simple but good. Or something like that. They suggested serving the turkey with dirty rice dressing and green beans with finely-chopped mushrooms. And even without the cranberries and pumpkin pie (ouch), eating turkey on Thanksgiving does make one feel better. So here it goes ... I hope it makes you feel better, too.