As I posted in my November goals blog, I am making Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. I am in charge of the turkey, which is just the way that I wanted it. I ordered my turkey from Whole Foods and I get to pick it up fresh the day before Thanksgiving. I am headed up there on my lunch hour to pick up the turkey. That way I won't have to do any defrosting or anything when I am trying to prepare it.
Now, I have never prepared a whole turkey before. So I have been googling lots of options for lessons on how to cook a whole turkey. From time it takes to roast, to rubs, and stuffing recipes (even though I know that my dad is in charge of that, he claimed it right away!) I wanted to be as prepared as possible so I could have success.
Here are some of the options that I have uncovered.
The simplest, easiest method.
The Food Network Plan.
The Plan from TLC
Yes, I will have my dad and Aunt Debbie to help me, but I still want to be able to kind of do these things myself. That is why I have been doing this research rather than just waiting to rely on my dad for help. This way I can seem like I am completely in control.
Do you prepare Thanksgiving dinner? How do you prep your turkey?