One Big Tom
Thursday, November 27th, 2008 at
My husband and I went out to get a turkey not long ago and after much searching found a large 26 lb tom. For some reason we had trouble finding a big turkey that was reasonably priced. The Commissary had 30 lb birds but they were all around $1.30 per lb.
I wasn’t paying that.
We found our 26 lb Butterball at Winn-Dixie for $.99 a lb. Still more than I wanted to pay but all the $.79 per lb birds were little 13 pounders. That just won’t cut it in my family of 8. We really like to have at least a little leftover.
So, I stuffed Tom with yummy stuffing, buttered him all over, and put him in an oven bag – this is how I always cook turkey. Then, I filled the bottom of the bag with 12 cups of broth and seasonings, onions, carrots, potatoes, and celery and stuck it in the oven.
It is so heavy it is weighing down the oven rack.
You can’t really tell it but the broth is coming up the sides with the veggies. Those veggies are going to be so delicious!
Now a lot of people tell me that huge turkeys always turn out too tough but I have never experienced this. My turkey meat always falls off the bone and I am planning on this one being no different.
We may not be able to spend Thanksgiving with our extended families this year but at least we’ll be eating good – and we have so much to be thankful for. I’m not complaining.
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