Just in case you have not hear tomorrow is Thanksgiving.
Is there anything more disgusting than a cold raw turkey in the early A.M.? For those of you who have never cooked the bird this is what it looks like (above).
The good news is turkeys are very easy to cook. You just roast them. Where most people go wrong is by not using a meat thermometer and or by cooking the bird too long and at too high of a temperature or by listening to the talking heads on the morning news. Use the Betty Crocker roasting chart. I won’t tell you how many years that has worked for me. Please don’t overcook your turkey.
They can be cooked rapidly at 450 or so, but the easiest way is to put it in an electronic turkey roaster or in the oven at 325 to 350 and just ignore it. I like to start with a fresh turkey, never a frozen turkey and cook it in an electric roaster because it frees up the oven and requires almost no effort on my part.
Clean up is simple too. The only challenge is finding a place to store the electric roaster but as a Realtor I can help you find a bigger home with more storage place if needed.
The FDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 165 . . if you don’t want to risk food poisoning. personally I go for up around 180 degrees.
Have a happy thanksgiving and don’t stress over the turkey. Worry about the stuffing or the pies or the rolls.