Our first attempt at a whole Thanksgiving turkey was a success. We thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and have found that consulting the experts really does pay off. We used Alton Brown’s famous recipe from the food network. Any recipe that has 3000 reviews and 5 stars is a must try, so we tried it. Including the 12 hour brine in a home depot bucket. A couple of tricks we learned helped a ton. Probably the most important was the “turkey triangle” which is a triangle shaped piece of foil form fitted to the breast to protect the white meat from over-cooking and getting dried out. If it weren’t for the internet I’m sure we would have had a much more dramatic story to tell about our first turkey experience!
Had a really fun day with the Wood and Santos family. Lots of kids, lots of laughs, and an unbelievably great meal. We have so much to be thankful for. But the great thing about celebrating Thanksgiving as a Christian is that it doesn’t even matter what you have in this life, you have an eternal hope that can never be taken away. Happy Thanksgiving!