Thanksgiving time is here again. I love this time of year when the leaves on the trees begin turning beautiful red, yellow and orange. I also love this time because it is the beginning of the food and festivities. As we all know the most important thing about the Thanksgiving meal is the turkey of course. Whether you bake it, grill it, smoke it, or fry it, the turkey is the star attraction.
Every year around this time my husband gets all excited because he gets to cook this dinosaur of a bird. He comes home from the grocery store with a big Butterball turkey, unwraps it with ease and begins to thaw it out. His new favorite way to cook the turkey is to butterfly it. The cooking time is shortened incredibly and the meat is extremely juicy. Trust me, with two little ones around the house we need all the time we can get. Plus, I can’t have him outdoors pretending he’s a pitmaster for 8 hours behind a barbecue smoker. Even though he would probably disagree.
He cuts the backbone off the turkey then flips birdzilla over and presses down on the turkey breasts to flatten it. He will usually seasons both sides the night before he cooks it. He throws the backbone in a large pot with vegetables, herbs and spices for a delicious turkey broth. The next day he places the turkey on a large roasting pan on top of a bed of carrots, celery, onions, garlic and lemons and cooks it for around two hours at 375 degrees. This year he says he plans to cover the turkey with some applewood smoked bacon. I can’t wait to try it.
I would also like to introduce to you all the Butterball Cookbook Plus – Recipes for Thanksgiving & Every Day Occasions ipad/iphoneapp. This is amazing cooking app to get turkey tips, recipes, how-to videos, Butterball promotions and more. It has kitchen tools, like timers, substitutions, measurement conversions, it will speak the directions to you on your command, and a shopping list. You can even add your own recipes.
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Tell me how you make your Turkey and/or share some of your favorite tips for making Thanksgiving better.
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