What's a Thanksgiving Dinner without a Turkey?? In my book it's not Thanksgiving! While technically our dinner wasn't Thanksgiving we were still trying to achieve the feel of a Thanksgiving Dinner! So we of course had a turkey. Neither Chuck or myself enjoy an entire Turkey! We both dislike the dark meat so we go with a Turkey Breast!
Check out this 9lb beautiful baby! Yup that's right 9lbs! While I thought this was the perfect size when I bought I was quickly brought to reality! Both Chuck and my Sister brought in to perspective exactly how much turkey that was! The only thing I can say is thank goodness it freezes!!
And a big ol' thank you to Lucky's! You made my day when I purchased this sweet thing for only $12.10!! We are guranteed at least 4 meals (at least) out of this bird so we got our monies worth!
Yes I turned out kitchen counter into a disaster area when I began prepping our "bird". While I normally just add a little seasoning and toss it into the oven this year I decided again to try something new. Now with Turkey I was not comfortable getting extravagent. I like my turkey and I was not going to chance ruining it. So I just added some seasoning. I rubbed it down with some canola oil, then slathered on the salt & pepper, onion, garlic powder, and paprika
Check her out before!
And after! She's all dressed and ready to go party in the oven!
And party she did! After 3 1/2 hours we removed her from heat and voila! She was gorgeous! And smelled great too!!
We let her sit for about a half hour while I heated up other items and made some mashed potatoes and gravy, then Chuck carved right in!
This had to be one of the most moist turkeys I have ever had the pleasure of eating! She really turned out perfect. I have a feeling since I was stalking the oven checking it constantly waiting for the little red timer to pop that I must have pulled it out right after it popped! This bird was PERFECT!! Even my super picky Chuck said it was one of the best birds he'd ever eaten! Can you say success? I can!!!!!!!!!!!
How did everyone's birds turn out?