Monday, November 23, 2009

My first turkey

I am not cooking Thanksgiving this year...nor any year so far in all my 24 (errrrr 41) years! We will be going to my sisters house and her and my mother are the cooks this year.

Last year I assisted my sister in putting butter cubes in the turkey slits and we had an oven fire.....not good with a house full of people...LOL. I think I am in charge of entertainment until dinner! Ha!

So, I am getting a free turkey from the grocery store for spending a certain amount of money and decided this would be the perfect thing to bring to our friends holiday party - I will supply the turkey. However, that is not until Dec15th and I need at least ONE practice turkey before then, right???

So, I bought a 20 lb turkey last week (they were one sale for 40 cents a pound) and cooked it over the weekend - with real hoimemade stuffing too!!!! swear I did it all myself and wait till you see how great it turned out!!!! I WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED AND WALT LOVED IT!!!! Here it is with the traditional homemade sage stuffing before and after roasting and also a cute pic of the babies under the tree!!!!!!!!!!
PS-If anyone tells you you cannot roast a 20 lb. turkey in a dollar store tinfoil roaster ($1.00) they are wrong!!!!!!! :0
PSS-Only issue now is that the OCD in me hates that my oven is actually getting dirty inside.:0

Before cooking...




After...
Two of my babies........


3 comments:

  1. Butter cubes in turkey...fire in oven...house full of peeps...if it were not for gals like you, we would not need firefighters! LOL!

    BTW, YOU did cook a BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL bird there! with no breakfast yet (1PM) it made me tummy "talk to me!"

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING. And, be a good entertainer!!!

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  2. I'm jealous! We can't have a tree because one of my kitties has a problem with eating on it. And your turkey looked delicious!!

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  3. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Your turkey looks so yummy! This is my favorite holiday of the year.
    I am a true blue Steeler's Fan I was born in Bellefonte and there is a town called Houserville. Houser is my maiden name. We lived in a big pink house they use to call the Pink Hilton, it is now a hunting lodge.
    Your babies are sweet!
    Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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