This year the unthinkable happened to us right before thanksgiving. Our old electric stove gave up and we had no way of getting a new stove on time for the big meal. There I was with over 15 lb turkey waiting in the refrigerator scratching my head wondering what to do.
Even faucet and sink might cost you a bit, remember that those items you use and touch everyday, therefore; you need something that is durable. Don’t be afraid to spend big dollars on a quality faucet. It will pay off.
Cook times: Cook a stuffed turkey at 325 degrees according to the following schedule: 8-12 pounds, 3 1/2- 4 hours; 12-16 pounds, 4- 4 1/2 hours; 16-20 pounds, 4 1/2-5 hours, 20-25 pounds, 5-6 hours. For an unstuffed turkey, reduce cooking time by half hour.
If you’re sending more than one gift per box, tape a note inside letting the recipient know how many items there are so small gifts won’t get tossed with the peanuts.
I always wait and buy my corn in late August or early September, that has given the corn a full growing season which provides the most sweetness! Visit your local farmers market and and purchase a burlap bag of corn, a bag will usually contain about 60 ears, which will provide you will enough corn for about 30 freezer bags.
I wipe the birds down and spread a little olive oil on the skin, then sprinkle on a spice mix, which either I make, or something like an organic Mrs. Dash with no MSG. I stuff the cavity with an onion cut in half and sometimes a couple of carrots, and place the chickens breast-side down on the roasting rack in my best roaster oven. OR, I butterfly the chicken (oil and spice the same way) and roast it in my NuWave oven, breast side down. If roasting in the oven, I use a roasting pan with a rack or I make a bed of cubed veggies (carrots, onions, celery, potatoes) to place the chicken on.
That’s how I found out about the Cash for Clunkers program where you can trade your gas guzzling automobile in to use as a down payment on a new car. So that means if I were still driving that 1974 Pontiac Le Mans Sport that got 14 miles to the gallon, I could get a sweet deal at a car lot.
4) Roast according to your turkey’s weight and until a thermometer inserted into the thigh reads 165 degrees. Partway though cooking, flip the turkey over, breast-side up, season again if desired..