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Old 11-24-2007, 09:02 AM   #11
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PA, sorry to hear about the tough bird - it is disheartening when you spend so much time preparing for something and it does not turn out as you had hoped. I bought a fresh bird this time and used Corazon's method of brining. I suggest you try this next year - it was delicious - flavorful and juicy. I agree with Y2, I usually don't try new things on company or holidays, but that is the only time I cook a turkey. Corazon's method will be the tradition in my kitchen every Thanksgiving. Although I am curious about Katie E's cheesecloth???
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:09 AM   #12
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Have to say, I ALWAYS try at least one new thing on guests and often at Christmas, something new is created. Need to have a surprise at the table to keep it all interesting.
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Well, at least someone tried to tenderize it for you by biking over it a few times....
;)

This year, I brined our turkey, which probably saved it from disaster.
We got a little distracted during the cook time, so Turkey was a bit overdone.

Once through the uber-dry outer layer, the rest was pretty darn good.

My stuffing was an absolute disaster. One would think moisturizing bread crumbs
was a no-brainer.....

So I have next year to attempt Turkey Day Cooking II... this year was my first at the
helm!
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