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Welcome! My name is Mrs.G and I started this blog so people could share in my mis-adventures in wedding planning. I married my southern gentleman on September 6th, 2009. Throughout our courtship I became enamored with everything southern and desperately want to become a steel magnolia.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tasty Tuesday!

Hello Bloggers. I hope you are ready for a new tasty Tuesday!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I thought I would share an amazing turkey recipe that I tried last year and it was amazing! The Turkey came out so juicy and flavorful it actually made me like turkey. I am a total ham eater for the holidays, but this is totally something that I will be making for years to come.

What you'll need:
* 1 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
* 1/4 bunch fresh sage, finely chopped
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 (12 to 14-pound) fresh turkey, giblets, neck, and liver discarded
* 8 strips bacon
* 1/2 cup maple syrup
* 2 tablespoons hot water

What to do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and remove the top rack of the oven.

Put the butter and sage in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork or spoon until the sage is well incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.

Rinse the bird thoroughly inside and out with cold water, and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle the cavity and skin liberally with salt and pepper. Using your fingers, gently lift the skin from the turkey breast and slip the remaining seasoned butter under, massaging the breast meat as you go. Truss the bird by crossing the legs over one another and tying with a piece of kitchen twine. Shingle the bacon strips over the breast so it's totally covered. Put the turkey on a rack in a large roasting pan, cover the turkey with aluminium foil, and place in the oven.

In a small bowl, stir the maple syrup with 2 tablespoons of hot water to thin. Roast the turkey for 2 hours, basting with the maple glaze every 30 minutes. Continue cooking until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the meaty part of the thigh registers 170 degrees F. The thigh juices will run clear when pricked with a knife, about 3 hours total (15 minutes per pound). About 1/2 hour before you think the turkey is done, remove the foil so that it can brown. When done take the turkey out of the oven and put the roasting pan on the stovetop. Transfer the turkey to a serving tray to rest at least 20 minutes before carving. Serve with Turkey Gravy.


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  1. You should take pictures of your recipes and post them along with.

  2. the only picture I have of this turkey looks like roadkill... lol