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    I always brine my bird, once you do that you will not do without.
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    I do 100% of the cooking here. My husband doesn't even know how to turn the oven on. Although, in his defense, he leaves for work at 7 am and gets home around 7 pm so it's not as if he just sits around doing nothing watching me cook.

    I've never brined a turkey, I wouldn't even know how. Does it make it tender or what?

    I always make a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner...trukey, stuffing, mashed potatos with gravy, rolls, sweet potato casserole and of course green bean casserole with crunchy onions! Pumpkin pie and Apple pie for dessert although this year I'm going to make "Nantucket Cranberry Pie" again because they all loved it last year.
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    I was the cook in the family when we got married, but I was gradually eased out of the kitchen. Now, after 38 years, I'm simply the turkey carver...works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    I've never brined a turkey, I wouldn't even know how. Does it make it tender or what?
    Brining a turkey: AllRecipes.com. Some folks swear by it for helping to keep the bird juicy, as well as to provide a great gravy base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Brining a turkey: AllRecipes.com. Some folks swear by it for helping to keep the bird juicy, as well as to provide a great gravy base.
    Hummmm...interesting, I may try that next year, it doesn't look too hard or time consuming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    I do 100% of the cooking here. My husband doesn't even know how to turn the oven on. Although, in his defense, he leaves for work at 7 am and gets home around 7 pm so it's not as if he just sits around doing nothing watching me cook.

    I've never brined a turkey, I wouldn't even know how. Does it make it tender or what?

    I always make a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner...trukey, stuffing, mashed potatos with gravy, rolls, sweet potato casserole and of course green bean casserole with crunchy onions! Pumpkin pie and Apple pie for dessert although this year I'm going to make "Nantucket Cranberry Pie" again because they all loved it last year.
    You're making me hungry! What time is it going to be ready, so I know what time to head that way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    You're making me hungry! What time is it going to be ready, so I know what time to head that way?
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    Thanksgiving cooking

    I got finished brining my bird this morning. It's currently in the refrigerator and will be there until tomorrow to let the brine work its magic. Then it's onto the smoker with some apple wood for 8-9hrs. Here's how it turned out last year. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1353512876.267317.jpg
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    Jean, after brining turkey, I won't do make a turkey again without brining it.Ok, beautiful bird. And now time to start the day before cooking.
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    We dont usually do the traditional turkey and mershed perterders. My wife says it reminds her of all her family drama on turkey day. Shrimp tacos, pot roast, even burgers.

    We are thankful for what we have, not just turkey.
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    I cook breakfast, my wife cooks everything else. I use to think that I was a decent cook until I married her.
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    I do a lot of the cooking normally, but I am happy to say that the relatives will be doing all of it for tomorrow's dinner. Never brined a turkey, but they do get nice and moist when you do it that way.
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    Mine's going into the brine in a few minutes and will spend the next 20 or so hours chillin out before it goes in the oven..

    Simple mix:
    1 cup of salt
    some peppercorns
    some allspice berries
    1/2 cup of brown sugar
    A gallon of good chicken or veggie stock
    Boil it up and when it's cold plunk the bird in the pot and add enough water to cover.
    Keep in the fridge (or for me the garage at this time of year) overnight and you're good to go.

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    I will be injecting mine with two different marinades: a rasberry chipolte and a garlic herb with butter. I am also doing a dry rub of creole, blk pepper, thyme, oregano, and garlic powder. Then dropping her in the turkey fryer outside and safely of course.

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    Just my husband and me this year, so no turkey. Going with an apple and rosemary stuffed pork tenderloin. Faster to prepare and we won't be eating turkey until Christmas. Accompanied by Cheddar-garlic mashers, green bean feta salad, and pepper Parmesan rolls. Did I mention we really like cheese?

    Wow, just made myself really hungry.

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