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Old 11-24-2015, 12:22 PM   #11
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Yesterday I had prepared an 18 lb. Butterball Turkey, and used the following vegetables, dried herbs, and spices...

1 medium size onion
4 medium size carrots
3 stalks of celery, each cut in half
3 extremely large size whole garlic cloves
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
2 tablespoons dried rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon table salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon of table salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper, plus 1/16 teaspoon of black pepper

I placed the onion and 2 carrots inside the cavity of the bird, and 1 carrot each inside the pockets, which are on each side of the drumsticks and next to the breast of the bird. I also placed a celery half in each pocket, and the remaining halves of celery inside the cavity of the bird. I then placed an extra large clove of garlic in each pocket, and the remaining clove inside the cavity of the bird. I baked the turkey for 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the meat was so moist and tender.

As you can see, I upped the amount of carrots and celery, plus the dried herbs and spices this time when I prepared my turkey, which not only made my kitchen smell even more wonderful while it was baking, but I'm sure it will also make the gravy taste even more flavorful!
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:28 PM   #12
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That turkey is beauty, DG. I got enough onion and garlic to stuff my bird, didn't think of celery. Back to the store.
Thank you PrincessFiona60.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:57 PM   #13
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What a lovely bird, DG!
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What a lovely bird, DG!
Thank you Dawgluver!


And let me tell you Dawgluver, that lovely bird sure tasted good too!
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Thank you Dawgluver!


And let me tell you Dawgluver, that lovely bird sure tasted good too!

I'll bet it did, DG! I recently roasted a bird in the bag, but it didn't look as purdy as yours did. I did not realize the bag cooks a lot quicker than unbagged, and by the time I took its temp, it was 185F! But thanks to the bag, it stayed nice and moist.
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That looks beautiful, DG! I too like the idea of adding celery to the cavity. Yum!
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