This morning, just after we woke up I was wondering about cooking our turkey. I needed to look up how to cook Big Bird in a roaster. You know, cause I’m so awesome and totally prepared.
Apparently this way of cooking a turkey is frowned upon by the great turkey chefs of the world. Also, not using fruit as part of your seasoning is a no-no.
And I had never heard of brining until this morning. I think failure to brine may be a sin?
How has my turkey ever turned out in past years?
Or, maybe it hasn’t. It could be that our family’s standards are just extremely low.
Anyway, fruit on Thanksgiving is only for pie. This rule is strictly enforced. There will be no apples or oranges cooking with my turkey.
This is not open for discussion.
And the oven is occupied with necessary sweets. The frowned upon roaster will have to do.
And I didn’t brine the bird cause I’m a rebel.
A lazy rebel who just didn’t feel like doing the extra work.
I have learned something quite valuable in all this, however.
If you’re going to cook your turkey in a roaster- find a place in the house for it. Big Bird is in a giant roaster in my friend’s garage.
And it smells incredible.
In her garage.
Something is very wrong with this.
So I’m just sayin’.
The smell of a turkey cooking on Thanksgiving is more important than we can understand.
Don’t test this. Just trust me.
I’ll be out in the garage if you need me.
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