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How Will You Cook This Year's Turkey?

How Will You Cook This Year's Turkey?

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Womenfest Womenfest 8 years
Alrighty - Go to the supermarket and get a brown paper bag. Season, rub, smear, brine or just lots of salt and pepper on your bird. Rub the inside of the top of the bag with butter after you've put your prepped turkey in the bag. Fold the bag closed and cook appropriate time for the weight of your bird. You will have a beautifully cooked turkey with crisp golden brown skin. Enjoy!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
topthat: have you browsed around on YumSugar? Here's how to pick out a turkey, how to roast a turkey, and how to carve a turkey. Also check out my tips for hosting your first Thanksgiving. Hope that helps! ps. this year my dad and I are brining, rubbing, basting, roasting, and glazing the turkey.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm a bit anxious about thanksgiving this year since i've always gone to my mom's house and she knows that i'm a vegetarian so she makes something different but this year we're going to my fiance's house and his mom know that i am a veggie but she's always challenged to make a dish for me. it's going to be interesting.
lisabarn lisabarn 8 years
Ever since the oven broke Thanksgiving morning a few years ago we Bar-b-que. The oven is now fixed but we discovered we love it bar-b-qued and it is easy.
jcwest47 jcwest47 8 years
I think I'm going to order a smoked turkey this year, although hosting Thanksgiving is still up in the air. I hate not knowing what's going on yet!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
We brine and grill a turkey breast.
kia kia 8 years
I do a slathering of maple syrup, butter, and spices under the skin and roast.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
I am very concerned about whether my sister will be able to enjoy. letting alone eat anything I prepare for Thanksgiving. So I will just simply roast the turkey with just salt and pepper, until the bird is golden brown. Everything I cook this year will be as fresh and simple as possible because she's so nauseated and tired. This chemo is kicking her azz so bad that I want her to be able to get some nourishment and hopefully have the desire to eat more later on.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I would love to have a smoker, I absolutely love smoked meat.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
I am deep frying one, and smoking another...I have a single oven and need it available for my side dishes and this way hub is responsible for the turkey!
afordster afordster 8 years
We usually have two turkey- a deep fried and injected also a brined turkey. This year there are proposals for a brined and grilled turkey and then replacing the fried with a smoked turkey. but hey- they all sound good to me. I like turkey.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
We are roasting ours this year, but I love a good fried turkey!
totonlaura totonlaura 8 years
Simply roast with lots of veggies!!!
luxington luxington 8 years
I just roast mine. A farm fresh, free range turkey doesn't need much else.
SillyGirl SillyGirl 8 years
Rub and Roast. I always do an herb rub or nut rub and this year i am doing a nut rub. The key to getting perfectly tender meat is to really loosen the skin up slowly, and then rub the butter rub onto the meat for a long time. I always make a joke that Tom the turkey didnt know he was getting a day at the spa before dinner because i really do "massage the meat" for a good 30 minutes. The irony is I dont eat my own bird since I am veggie. But apparently (and from what i can remember years ago) I make a really tender and juicy one.
mswender mswender 8 years
I am not cooking on Thanksgiving, but usually cook the weekend before or after, but I will be doing a salt-herb rub on my turkey then roasting it covered with cheese cloth and basting with butter until the last hour, taking off the cover and basting with the yummy juices. I think the cheese cloth/old t shirt is the key to juicy delicious turkey. Also the salt rub works fantastic.
topthat topthat 8 years
This year will be my first experience eating a Thanksgiving turkey! I have no idea how I am going to make one or eat it for that matter but I am excited. I was a vegetarian for 17 years (since I was 6 years old). I have started a blog about it. http://www.spokanefoodblog.com/category/recovering-vegetarian/ If you have any ideas for the very best turkey, how to pick out a turkey, how to cook a turkey, how to cut a turkey, please let me know. Thanks!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
the men in my family love to deep fry the turkey! they don't do it normally at anyone's house, but whenever a turkey holiday is held at the cottage, they're out there deep frying like it's their job! it's the one time they actually want to help!
pwrdbyme pwrdbyme 8 years
Making the Turducken
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I just roast it. I can't wait for Thanksgiving. :drool:
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I'm going to my MIL's house, and she roasts her turkey. I've never done a turkey, it always seems daunting to me, but I think I'll try the brine and roast method this year! I'm 33 years old, I should know how to make a turkey!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
We're not making it this year, but it's normally brine, then roast. It makes the turkey so much more tender.
verily verily 8 years
If I were doing the turkey, I'd brine and roast it.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
roasting it. that's the only way i know how. :shrug: besides, the other methods don't sound to appetizing or sound dangerous. the idea of deep frying a turkey just scares me.
kgr3p18 kgr3p18 8 years
my aunt is doing the turkey, we just have one big family meal at someone's house and everyone brings whatever sides and desserts they want
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