Saturday, January 21, 2012

First Turkey

So, last Sunday, I decided to prepare and bake my first Turkey and it turned out awesome.  I buttered the crud out of it and seasoned it pretty darn good, then I put it in a pillow case and slowly baked it all day.  It turned out great and was super yummy!  (The dark meat was SO good!  It was very moist and just fell off the bone.  The white meat was good too, but a little more dry than I would like.  I soaked it in the juices though so it was more moist to serve.) It's funny how something so simple makes you feel so accomplished . . . silly me.

So I bet you are thinking now . . . Mindi's been married for 16 years and this was her first time preparing and baking a turkey?  Sheesh. Well hey, that's what happens when you have awesome moms that always want to take care of the turkey each Thanksgiving.


Me said...

Mmmm...I've heard of using cheesecloth before--but never a pillow case. Interesting!

I do the turkey most every Thanksgiving now...but it was fun the first time to know I'd successfully made a turkey! Nice job!

Mary P.

Mandy said...

Okay, I've never heard of the pillowcase either. Who knew?

The first turkey is definitely an accomplishment. Go you!