Sometime within the past decade Thanksgiving surpassed Christmas as my favorite holiday. Though giving thanks and expressing gratitude is the theme of the day, the real highlight for many—myself included—is the food.
Yes, the sides are great, and I love a bountiful dessert table, but I actually like roast turkey, too. If you say that you’re not a fan, it’s likely because you’ve only had bad versions that have been overcooked.
So for those looking to bring someone over to the right side of history, I’ve included some recipes this week to help make your turkey a shining example of the fowl’s greatness.
On a related note, be sure to buy an appropriately-sized bird for the number of guests you expect. Don’t be like my dad the one year he bought a 23-pound turkey for only six people. (No one likes turkey that much.) The great folks over at Butterball have a handy calculator to help you out.
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