Eats: Oven Roasted Turkey

10:30 AM

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There really is not a recipe that Sideburns and I followed when we cooked this sucker, but, since it marks are biggest accomplishment in the kitchen, I will do my best to relay what we did. 

Basically, we cooked a box of stuffing to stuff in the bird, and we also chopped up two small onions and some celery to add to it. Then we made a rub of sorts with a stick of softened butter and a mix of herbs (rosemary and a little basil) and coated the entire thing. Then I added 3 cups of chicken stock to the pan and stuck it in the oven at 350 for 3.5 hours. I basted it every half-hour or so, and I added more chicken stock when it seemed to get low. After 3.5 hours, we turned off the oven, based the turkey again, and then let it sit for another half-hour before carving. 

It came out pretty good, it was juicy enough on the inside, and nice and crispy on the outside. I think Kyle and I might have to do a Thanksgiving dinner at our house the next year, on account of us not getting food poisoning and cooking something correctly and all. 

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  1. This is making me so hungry! You have no idea :)

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  2. This looks lovely. I think as cold as it is..I should just get a turkey and cook it..now.

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  3. Yummy! I'd love to do something like this. Maybe for Valentines day.

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  4. Looks like a lovely meal. Such wonderful tips to know about cooking something like this.

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  5. yum!! turkey is great especially oven roasted, i think turkey is great year round and doesn't have to be eaten only on thanksgiving

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  6. I think I can eat turkey year round. I love it and you can get so many meals from it. Yours looked beautiful!
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  7. This about wins the best looking turkey I've ever seen in my life. yeah. . . too bad I can't bite the computer and taste your turkey.

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Talk nerdy to me.