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Thanksgiving Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
29th Oct '12

Is just over 3 weeks away. :shock:



Someone help me. I'm having it at my house, but super early in the day (like.. noon). I've never made a turkey before. How early do you think I'll need to put it in the oven?
Also, do you just throw it in a roasting pan and let it go to town? Or do you season/marinade/whatever it?

Think Bαby 17 kids; Nevada 3635 posts
29th Oct '12

I'm a cheater, I order all my stuff from a local restaurant and claim it as mine :lol:

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22086 posts
29th Oct '12

you def need to season it. We fry ours and it is amazing! You can watch some youtube videos of how to cook a turkey. If you are going to bake it I would brine if before hand

Mrs. Potato Dick Madagascar 20356 posts
29th Oct '12

I seasoned mine with creole seasoning and injected it with melted butter. Then put it in the pan for however long.



My husband's b******e friend told me to get a 30 lb turkey. I found out later that he was joking :evil:

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Blythe.:" you def need to season it. We fry ours and it is amazing! You can watch some youtube videos of how to cook a turkey. If you are going to bake it I would brine if before hand"


Never thought to do that!

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs. Potato Dick:" I seasoned mine with creole seasoning and injected it with melted butter. Then put it in the pan for ... [snip!] ... pan for however long. My husband's b******e friend told me to get a 30 lb turkey. I found out later that he was joking :evil:"


Holy cow. That's the size of my toddler!

britty06 Due March 5 (girl); 3 kids; St. Paul, MN, United States 492 posts
29th Oct '12

i've never made a turkey.... my mom's is always dry.

this lady at my job was telling me her trick.... put butter all over the inside of a brown paper bag. and put the turkey in that.... she says it comes out juicy everytime. ;)

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting britty06:" i've never made a turkey.... my mom's is always dry. this lady at my job was telling me her trick.... ... [snip!] ... put butter all over the inside of a brown paper bag. and put the turkey in that.... she says it comes out juicy everytime. ;)"


Like.. bake it inside of a brown paper bag? Wouldn't that get nasty?

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
29th Oct '12

If I roast it - I separate the skin from the meat and slide in herbed butter, stuff the cavity with onions, a lemon, carrots and celery. I make the stuffing separately.



If I spatchcock - I brush the bird in olive oil with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. I make the stuffing separately.

DereksWifey 18 kids; Ohio 874 posts
29th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Is just over 3 weeks away. :shock: Someone help me. I'm having it at my house, but super early in the ... [snip!] ... put it in the oven? Also, do you just throw it in a roasting pan and let it go to town? Or do you season/marinade/whatever it?"</blockquote>



Depending on the size of your turkey depends on when you should put your turkey in. Oh! And what time you want dinner to be. I usually put my 20lb turkey in first thing in the morning to have it for our late lunch since we have my MIL dinner to attend to. I know a bit overkill on thanksgiving, but we have leftovers to make turkey sandwiches YUUUUMM! Plus, we never take MILs leftover...she has none lol. There's at least 4 different families that attend her dinner lol

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" If I roast it - I separate the skin from the meat and slide in herbed butter, stuff the cavity with onions, ... [snip!] ... If I spatchcock - I brush the bird in olive oil with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. I make the stuffing separately."


Say wha?

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting DereksWifey:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Is just over 3 weeks away. :shock: Someone ... [snip!] ... YUUUUMM! Plus, we never take MILs leftover...she has none lol. There's at least 4 different families that attend her dinner lol"


We need it ready by 1. IDK what size to get.. haha. But we do the same thing every year. We have 3495839485 places to go - but we do immediate family at our house. I've just never done the turkey before!

britty06 Due March 5 (girl); 3 kids; St. Paul, MN, United States 492 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Vindictive:" Like.. bake it inside of a brown paper bag? Wouldn't that get nasty?"


nope.

my other co-worker said she did it last thanksgiving and it turned out great.


good luck with having thanksgiving! i can't handle the stress lol. i leave it all for my mom.

DereksWifey 18 kids; Ohio 874 posts
29th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" We need it ready by 1. IDK what size to get.. haha. But we do the same thing every year. We have 3495839485 ... [snip!] ... every year. We have 3495839485 places to go - but we do immediate family at our house. I've just never done the turkey before!"</blockquote>




Do you have an idea how many family members will be attending? That'll help you with the size of your turkey. I usually assume my family members are going to get seconds + may want leftovers= size of bird

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting britty06:" nope. my other co-worker said she did it last thanksgiving and it turned out great. good luck with having thanksgiving! i can't handle the stress lol. i leave it all for my mom."


Thanks! It will be a very busy week! Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping, amnio then hopefully a baby. :shock:



And thanks for the tip! Now I'm feeling ambitious and thinking I may have DH fry it.