Monday, November 10, 2008

Let's Talk Turkey

I roasted my very first turkey 2 years ago. I researched the perfect instructions for hours on end until I found Alton Brown.

Man. I love me some Alton Brown. That kid is like the MacGyver of the food world. He can do anything.

Anyway, I followed his instructions to the letter both years and ended up with the most succulent turkey I'd ever tasted. It was browned just right, moist inside and an overall easy process for a newbie like me.

But I've fudged this year.

I bought my turkey from Kroger over 3 weeks ago when they were on sale not realizing what I was getting. Yes, it's a turkey but can you tell what's wrong?

It's buttered. That means I will not be putting it into a brine. I couldn't possibly stick a buttered turkey in a container of brine right?

I feel abandoned and lost. I pray that my buttered turkey turns out equally as good because if it doesn't I will be in serious trouble.

With the impending holidays on our heels, this is the first of many posts regarding food that you will see from me.

I heart food. I heart eating food. I heart making (most) foods. So of course I heart talking about food. And forgive me but isn't that what the holidays are all about?

If you ♥ holiday food like I do, join me and my fellow twitters from Mommy Gossip - GNO while we talk....what else - FOOD! RSVP here and then follow the others to join in on the fun!


Carrie said...

Oh, no worries Miss Brandy! I've never brined my turkeys and I get rave reviews every single year!

I also go against that silly notion that stuffing the bird is dangerous and stuff that baby every year as well!

This year, we're going to my sister-in-law's and will have deep fried turkey. Love the turkey, but hate that there are no drippings to make the gravy and to give the stuffing that amazing flavor.

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh I heart food and I heart Alton Brown too. We love watching him, and learning, and trying new things!! I'm sure your turkey will be delish!!

Lump said...

uh, I don't even know what brine means. Thank goodness my family didn't ask me to cook the turkey. I told them I will bring chinese take-out. ;)

Aleta said...

Well, I've never cooked a turkey and thankfully I don't have to cook for Thanksgiving. Lol. I heart food too, just not what I make, because... well, let's just say my attempts aren't pretty!

Let us know how the buttered turkey comes out!

Denise said...

The first time I discovered Alton Brown he was demonstrating how to make chocolate chip cookies. My family was absolutely dieing laughing at me because I was so excited! I grabbed my paper and pen and was taking notes! Finally someone who blended science with cooking!

Don't worry about your turkey! I've never brined one so I bet your's turns out just fine. But put it in a turkey roasting bag to be safe. That's what I do and I've never had a dry turkey yet!

Kat said...

I saw some comment over on twitter today about using gingerale to baste the turkey. I am going to research this recipe because it really intrigues me.

Joy said...

Oh just jumped over here from the GNO mommygossip gals. I had to check out your recipe because I too love Alton Brown and also brine my turkey thanks to him.

Good luck with yours this yr.