Thursday, November 20, 2008
So, the thing I'm most stressed about in terms of Thanksgiving is NOT that we've just moved into the house. It's NOT that we don't really have seating for 14 people. It's the dang turkey. I've never cooked a turkey before, and there are just so many questions. I'm thinking about following PW's recipe for a turkey, but she doesn't really specify time frames. And I NEED timeframes. Plus, I'm hearing contradicting info regarding whether or not to brine pre-injected turkeys, like Butterball.
Another one that has great reviews is here. Again though, there seems to be controversy about how long to cook the damn bird for. Not to mention that I'll probably need a 24lb. turkey rather than the 12 pounder she used!
Normally, I can take a recipe and roll with it--adjust it as needed. However, I have never cooked a dang turkey before, and have never even really LIKED turkey, so I don't really know what to do here.
Faithful blog readers, how do YOU do your Thanksgiving turkey?