Sharpen the knife — here come the holidays. What’s a person to do with the same old, same old?
Well, guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way. If you are doing a carving station, let me give you some alternative suggestions. If a turkey is a must, instead of doing a breast, have them do a whole turkey. Yes, just like the one on the Thanksgiving table or, better yet, a deep-fried turkey. Everyone loves deep-fried turkeys because they are much moister than your average banquet turkey breast.
Some other options if budget is an issue: barbecue brisket of beef or N.Y. strip, which is less expensive than tenderloin. If money is not an object, do a carving station with beef Wellington or rack of lamb, or an orange ginger duck fajita station.