I hope I don’t ruin the turkey.
This is a crazy, leap, kind of year where the people in my family who usually cook Thanksgiving, i.e. cook the turkey, are both working. Our family tradition is to have a Thanksgiving lunch and dinner. We basically eat all day. We ran the risk of not having Thanksgiving lunch this year due to both my sisters working. No one else was available to be the chef. Except me and my husband. Soooooo, I’m going to step up to the plate and take a swing at roasting my FIRST turkey.
I’ve been really spoiled. Up until a few days ago, I knew I didn’t have to do much on Thanksgiving except eat and not wear pants all day long. I have watched non-stop Food Network Thanksgiving shows that have turkeys being cooked in a myriad of ways. As I watched these shows, all I could think of was, “Wow, that turkey looks soooo good! I wish I could do that.” Followed by a “Hmm. But then I’d have to actually cook a turkey. It looks way too fussy. If I miss one step will my turkey be dry? These Food Network chefs can cook a turkey in their sleep while wearing roller skates in the kitchen.”
There’s no going back now.
I would love to try cooking my turkey in fun experiments like cooking the turkey upside down for the first hour, but what happens if I can’t get it to turn back over?? How the hell do I “flip” a turkey? Turkeys are way bigger than any chicken breast I’ve ever roasted, and even those can be tricky when using tongs!
No worries, though. I have a plan. I’m going to go with the traditional way of roasting and not get too fancy. You know the acronym, K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple, Stupid. lol.
I’m going to roast my turkey tomorrow afternoon when I get done interning. I figure by cooking it a day ahead will come in handy IF I fuck it up! Oh, and we do not one, but TWO turkeys for Thanksgiving lunch. So, I will be doing the 10 lb turkey and my husband will do the 20 lb. turkey on Thanksgiving. Yep, that’s correct. 30 lbs of turkey!
If you are celebrating Thanksgiving, what are some of your traditions for the holiday? I’d love to know!
Also, have you ever roasted a turkey before?? If so, you’re awesome!
I hope your day was amazing and here’s to Thanksgiving Eve! Gobble! Gobble!