I did it!
I know what you're thinking. A post about TURKEY? I just wanted to share my excitement and pure joy with all of you.
I asked over a dozen people about how to cook the perfect turkey. Everyone has their own special method so I was still unsure up to the last minute. Some people said baste the turkey every hour, others said make a foil tent. I made a last minute decision to go with my Aunt's tried-and-true turkey recipe since I've indulged in her turkey many times and it was always so moist and delicious. Another big reason why I decided to go with her method was because it was a 'set it and forget it' type deal. No basting, just pop it and hope for the best. I wanted to sleep on Christmas Eve, for at least 5 hours...so I thought, perfect! Funny story though - I had about 2 hours of sleep on Christmas eve because I put the turkey in at 2am and had other dishes to cook such as a macaroni casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. I was on a mission. A mission to deliver an amazing turkey dinner with all the fixins for my family lunch potluck. I wish had taken more photos of all the dishes I made but sadly, I was exhausted and half delirious once I completed them all. It was alot of fun and I learned how to make a delicious turkey. My family loved it. Mission Accomplished!