As you may know by now, those that have been frequently visiting, I had my first ever try on roasting a whole turkey last Monday. It was such an experience, that even if it involved a lot of work I will be doing it again.
It was a lot of work because, I simply refused to make it the “easier” way. I brined it the day before, I made stuffing from scratch and I made the usual sweet potatoes also from whole yams(you can just imagine the mashing job). There’s one thing that I didn’t make at all: the gravy. Why you may ask. Because I was overly confident the 12 lbs. turkey won’t need it.
The verdict? My husband said: he had the best home cooked roast turkey ever in his entire life. I tell you, he said this without a knife aimed at him *LOL*. Kidding aside, I’m so proud of myself, I made a turkey that’s so moist and tender, simply: delicious. It’s a big deal for me, because as I mentioned before, I’ve always been intimidated by the idea of roasting one. I made the whole thanksgiving fare for me and my husband and I think, I’m now confident, I can roast a bigger sized turkey for the whole clan. Ambitious, huh?
Here are pictures: turkey before and after roasting, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and roasted-garlic green beans.
This is it for today…in My World