For sure. I brine the turkey even if the store bought turkey says it’s pre-brined.Brining the turkey has been a game changer at our house. Always found the white meat to be really boring until we started soaking it in brine over night.
I think our greatest tradition for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner is that everybody brings something to the table. Literally. We always have turkey because I like turkey, but over the years, we have had every sort of dead animal imaginable on the menu. One year my nephew's wife decided she was a vegetarian, and even she went home full. At last count we have 23 people today and Christmas will be around 35. That's about as much variety of eats anybody can handle.i think my ass is most chapped by the general unwillingness of people to ever consider doing anything besides a turkey. i bring it up every year amongst family and many of the responses are "over my dead body"
i mean come on be real, someone slaps down on the table 1) a professionally cooked prime rib and 2) a professionally smoked, fried, or oven roasted turkey and you're only allowed to eat one of them. which one are you choosing?
A very nice White Burgundy (French Chardonnay - none of that butter-y Merkan crap) with dinner.What’s the drink of choice for hunttalkers on thanksgiving ? Turkey is edible if washed down by an icy cold Miller lite